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Please join us on May 3rd at 8:00 pm for an evening of intense music making as the New Jersey Capital Philharmonic presents "Tales of the Arabian Nights" as imagined by the colorful 19th century Russian composer Nicoli Rimsky-Korsokov. This incandescent work will transport your imagination to far-off lands. We conjure up the world of a skillful storyteller – the clever and beautiful Sultana Scheherazade – for adventures at sea with Sinbad the sailor, festivals in Baghdad, and young Princes and Princesses falling in love. This sumptuous score is ablaze with vibrant color and breathtakingly virtuosic solo passages.

Featured soloist is a sensational young violinist from another far off land: Kazakhstan. Aisha Dossumova is passionate, dynamic, exotic; she is first prize winner of the prestigious San Bartolomeo International Violin Competition in Italy, second prize winner of the Michelangel Abbado International Competition in Milan, and prize winner of many competitions around the world including the Mozart International Violin Competition in Austria. She has been featured in various music festivals such as Ost-West Musikfest, Salzburg Festival, Musica in Laguna, Cliburn Institute, Eilat International Festival in Israel, and the International Laureates Festival in Los Angeles. As a chamber musician she has performed on important stages such as Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Zankel and Weill Hall in New York.

Ms. Dossumova will be performing two masterful showpieces for violin: Carmen Fantasy by John Waxman, an arrangement based on the ever popular melodies of Bizet's opera, and Introduction & Rondo capricioso by Camile Saint Saens. In keeping with the theme, Maestro Spalding has chosen Rossini's The Italian Girl in Algiers to open the concert. The New Jersey Capital Philharmonic is here to stay--with the kind of programs that will keep you entertained and enthralled. This will be an evening to be remembered.