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East Meets West
Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2023
About the Show

East meets West as Orchestra Indiana performs Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s large-scale Scheherazade, which is based on the collection of middle-eastern folk tales One Thousand and One Nights. The program will also feature Tan Dun’s score from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, performed by special guest cellist Andre Gaskins, as well as Charles Tomlinson Griffes’s tone poem The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan, inspired by the unfinished poem by English romantic poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

The concert will be performed on Friday, February 24 at 7:30 pm at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, and again on Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 pm at Emens Auditorium in Muncie.

Pre-Concert Lecture

Would you like more background about the music you'll hear on this concert? Join us before the performance for a pre-concert lecture! Maestro Matthew Kraemer will provide an insightful and informative introduction to the pieces on the program.


6:45 pm in the Hospitality Suite on the 2nd Floor of Emens Auditorium.


6:45 pm in the lobby of the Honeywell Center. 

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East Meets West
Matthew Kraemer, conductor
Andre Gaskins, cello

The Pleasure Dome of Kubla Khan, Op. 8 Charles Tomlinson Griffes


Crouching Tiger Concerto Tan Dun

I. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon                 
II. Through the Bamboo Forest                                          
III. Silk Road Encounters   
IV. Eternal View
V. To the South
VI. Farewell

Andre Gaskins, cello



Scheherazade, Op. 35 — Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

I. The Sea and Sinbad's Ship                   
II. The Legend of the Kalendar Prince                                          
III. The Young Prince and the Young Princess 
IV. Festival at Baghdad