Strauss An Alpine Symphony

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 Austrian Alps. His Four Last Songs approach his own mortality with wisdom, beauty and grace.

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Dates and Tickets

  • 15 Jun (Thu) 2017 7:30PM
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  • 17 Jun (Sat) 2017 8:00PM
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Pre-concert Talk

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.

Running time

1 hour, 35 minutes

Doors open

1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance

Location

S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall

Performers

Thomas Dausgaard

Conductor

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.

Gun-Brit Barkmin

Soprano

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.

Seattle Symphony

The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.

Program

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Richard Strauss

Four Last Songs

Richard Strauss

An Alpine Symphony

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