Thursday 27 Sep 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London
Philharmonia Box Office : 020 7921 3907
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Angela Denoke soprano
Wagner Götterdämmerung: Siegfried's Death and Funeral March
Bruckner Symphony No. 6
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours emerge from dark timpani strokes to open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season.
Across two programmes, Esa-Pekka Salonen makes connections between the music of Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner.
In Siegfried’s cataclysmic death scene from Götterdämmerung, Wagner traverses the full range of human emotion, while Bruckner brings a sense of daring into his Sixth Symphony through powerful melodies that grow out of a tingling rhythm in the strings.
Framed by the two earlier works, Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung heralds a new era in music. Schoenberg’s spellbinding sonorities "represent in slow motion everything that occurs during a single second of maximum spiritual excitement".
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE
- Prices: £58 (premium); £45; £36; £28; £19; £12
- Discounts: Subscription discounts available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; £8 tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)
- Running time: 140 minutes, including 20-minute interval
- Staging: Surtitles will be displayed - please note these are not visible from choir seats
- Before the concert: FREE Music of Today concert, 6pm, Purcell Room
- Change of soloist: We regret to announce that Camilla Nylund is unwell and unable to sing Schoenberg’s Erwartung in this performance. We are grateful to Angela Denoke for stepping in at short notice.
- Download programme notes: Thursday 27 Sep 2018
This concert is part of the Salonen Series series