Nicole Nett

The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents 'Masterworks: Scheherazade'


This young Canadian pianist made her orchestral debut at age 7. Since she was 12, Rizikov has been competing as an adult on the international competitive circuit, taking first place versus competitors twice her age. In 2015, she won first place at both the Jaen International Piano Competition and the Ettore Pozzoli International Piano Competition. 

The performance continues with adventure made music. Scheherazade, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s 1888 suite for orchestra, instantly transports the audience to a warm Arabian evening in which Scheherazade tells tales to the Sultan, night after night. The suite encapsulates several unconnected stories from the collection of 1,001: The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship, Prince Kalandar, The Young Prince and Princess, the Festival at Baghdad, and Shipwreck on a Rock. All of these tales come to life within this suite. From the very beginning—as the Sultan’s theme announces itself in strong, confident brass to the gentle, yet persistent, theme of Scheherazade weaving her solo violin in triplet—this melodic story is told. 

  • Friday, Sep 30, 2016
  • Location: 1 W 2nd St., Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, OH
  • Phone: (937) 224-3521
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM
  • Price: $
The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Presents 'Masterworks: Scheherazade'