- Tickets: £38, £34, £27, £20; under 16s and full-time students £11 (includes £1 booking fee). Over 65s standby tickets available only on the day of the performance. Group discount available - contact the Box Office for more information.
Strauss Four Last Songs
Bruckner Symphony no. 9
Eva-Marie Westbroek soprano
Christoph von Dohnányi conductor
Richard Strauss’ Four Last Songs sum up his lifelong love of the soprano voice in music of rare and heartwarming beauty. The final pieces the composer wrote, their world premiere was given by this orchestra in 1950. Bruckner’s majestic Ninth Symphony was also his last work, left unfinished at his death. The first movement arises, like that of Beethoven’s Ninth, from a mysterious beginning, the second is a nightmarish scherzo, and the final slow movement is the most beautiful and profound music the composer ever wrote.
The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts Orchestra in Partnership
This concert is also available on subscription. Please contact the box office for more details.
Please note: The repertoire for this concert has changed, and is no longer the same as advertised in our brochures. We apologise for any inconvenience these changes may cause.