ALF LAYLA WA LAYLA (2008)
April 9, 2007
University of Hawaii Symphony Orchestra
conducted by Henry Miyamura
Honolulu, HI, USA
Inspired by the many stories that comprise the Arabian Nights, this work is modeled after the tale of Aladdin, who is recruited by a sorcerer from the Maghreb to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp. What follows is a tale of wish-granting genies, the love of a princess and a battle of trickery, magic and Aladdin's ascent to power. With its sweeping landscapes and tales of intrigue, the work expresses with soaring melodies and sweeping lines a mingled plot of decepetion, wonders, romance and magic.