An Alpine Symphony, Richard Strauss' last and largest tone poem, uses every vibrant color in the orchestral palette to depict 24 glorious hours atop the Bavarian Alps. His Four Last Songs approach his own mortality with wisdom, beauty and grace.
Presented 1 hour prior to each performance in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium.
Ask the Artist
Ask the Artist to follow the Thursday (Jun 15) night concert. Both events free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 35 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Thomas Dausgaard is Chief Conductor Designate of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Chief Conductor of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Symphony, Honorary Conductor of the Orchestra della Toscana (ORT), and Honorary Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, having previously served as its Principal Conductor from 2004–2011.
German-born Gun-Brit Barkmin is considered one of today’s most exciting interpreters of Richard Strauss, in demand for Salome, Chrysothemis (Elektra) and Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos) around the globe, including at Wiener Staatsoper, Carnegie Hall, Opernhaus Zürich and at London’s BBC Proms.
Thomas Dausgaard’s performances are generously underwritten by Leona Pazina and Susan Pazina, in memory of Robert Pazina.