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Arabian night

Arabian night

A domineering sultan declares women unfaithful and launches a campaign to kill each of his wives after their first marital night. But in an attempt to save her own life, the clever sultana Scheherazade begins spinning wondrous tales for the sultan every night, and every night he is temporarily persuaded to abandon his plan. One thousand and one nights later, he gives it up completely.

Chautauqua Institution’s Music School Festival Orchestra will end tonight’s show, which begins at 8:15 p.m. in the Amphitheater, with Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Scheherazade.”