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Open Rehearsal in Bedford: The Tales of Scheherazade

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Philharmonia players in performance at Royal Festival Hall.


Stanislav Kochanovsky – conductor
Alexei Volodin – piano


Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2 Listen

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade Listen

How does a conductor communicate their interpretation of a piece with an orchestra and the soloist as they prepare for a performance?

Our Open Rehearsals give you access to this intimate process and allow you to see the Philharmonia at work. Learn more about the pieces and start to listen to your favourites with a fresh pair of ears.

Princesses, princes, sailors, ships and storms: learn how conductor Stanislav Kochanovsky brings the stories of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade to life.

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Running time

Approximately 1 hr

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue.

Contact the Friends team

Phone: 020 7921 3906

Open Rehearsals are not performances. Playing may be paused at various intervals in order for the conductor, soloist and orchestra to agree on specific styles and dynamics.

Open rehearsals will take place in the auditorium where the concert is due to be performed, unless otherwise specified. Times and repertoire being rehearsed will be confirmed prior to the rehearsal date, as these schedules are subject to change.

Tickets must be booked in advance. Please contact the Friends team if you are a patron entitled to a complimentary ticket.


Bedford Corn Exchange
Bedford Corn Exchange

Bedford Corn Exchange

13 St Paul’s Square
MK40 1SL

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2022/23 Bedford Season

Concerts with Santtu, Sheku Kanneh-Mason,
Benjamin Grosvenor, Elena Schwarz and Randall Goosby.


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