Scheherazade is Rimsky-Korsakov’s amazing musical interpretation of the tales of the Arabian Nights as told to the sultan by his wife who is destined to be executed. Her stories over 1,001 nights so engage the sultan he eventually spares her life. This skillful arrangement transforms some of the most memorable themes of the original piece into a real audience pleaser perfect for younger performers. The mysterious mood of the opening from "The Sea and Sinbad’s Ship" sets the tone for the magical music to come. Woodwinds soar with the lyrical melodies of "The Young Prince and Princess," and the full band shines in the exciting selection from "The Story of the Kalendar Prince." Scheherazade Selections will make a successful addition to any concert.