Kirill Karabits returns to conduct the first of the season’s two mighty 9th symphonies, while Soprano Sally Matthews imbues Strauss’ Four Last Songs with glowing serenity.
Conductor Kirill Karabits
Soprano Sally Matthews
Beethoven Coriolan Overture
R Strauss Four Last Songs
Schubert Symphony No. 9 The Great
Tonight, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra present two kinds of Swansongs: Schubert’s heroic and majestic 9th Symphony, entitled “The Great”, and Richard Strauss’ sublime and tender Four Last Songs. These are entrusted to Covent Garden regular Sally Matthews, whose interpretation has been declared “ravishing” (The Guardian). Beethoven’s Roman rollercoaster raises the curtain.
Inside The Music Talk with Jonathan James
The Lantern, 6.25pm, free with a concert ticket
Jonathan James takes a closer look at Strauss’ music with a piano presentation, and also explores Strauss and Schubert’s final masterpieces. Free with a concert ticket.