John Storgårds conductor | Hillevi Martinpelto soprano
Mahler Totenfeier | Strauss Orchestral Songs; Ein Heldenleben
Tickets (plus booking fee): £35 - £10
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Pre concert talk at 6.30pm with Michael Kennedy.
Richard Strauss used a colossal orchestra to tell the story of an imaginary hero, complete with enemies and battles. Ein Heldenleben is an irresistibly flamboyant musical self-portrait and one of the all-time great orchestral showpieces. Under John Storgårds, it’s the most thrilling possible finale to our Strauss birthday celebrations – apart, that is, from the chance to hear a sequence of his loveliest songs performed by one of the world’s great lyric sopranos, Hillevi Martinpelto. Mahler’s heartfelt early tone-poem helps keep things grounded; if you love his “Resurrection” Symphony, it might ring a few bells.
Post concert performance with students from Chetham's School of Music.