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Bedford: The Tales of Scheherazade

Bedford Corn Exchange
£14 — £38
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Philharmonia players in performance at Royal Festival Hall.


Stanislav Kochanovsky – conductor
Alexei Volodin – piano


Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Listen

— Interval —

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Listen

Conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky takes to the stage for this concert, with Alexei Volodin as the soloist in Rachmaninov’s captivating Piano Concerto No. 2. Full of rich, Romantic intensity, and with a fiendish cadenza, it’s one of the most difficult – and rewarding – pieces within the piano repertoire.

Inspired by ancient folktales of The 1001 Arabian Nights, Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade takes us on an exhilarating adventure with all the colours of the orchestra depicting princesses, princes, sailors, ships and storms. Scheherazade herself is represented by an exquisite solo violin melody, where night after night she tells scintillating tales to the Sultan in an effort to keep herself alive…

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Prices & Discounts

£14 – £38

Multi-buy offer available; under-16s and concession discounts available

Running time

1 hr 45 mins, including 20-minute interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm


Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Corn Exchange

13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL

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Book tickets
£14 — £38