Wednesday 5 Dec 2018, 7.30pmDe Montfort Hall, Leicester

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Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor

Sophie Bevan soprano

Richard Strauss Suite, Der Rosenkavalier

Richard Strauss Four Last Songs

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Richard Strauss An Alpine Symphony

Our Principal Guest Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali brings his “imaginative, often spectacular musicality” (LA Times) to three Strauss masterpieces. He opens with Der Rosenkavalier, an opera so successful that special trains ran from Berlin to Dresden to whisk audiences to its opening run, followed by Four Last Songs performed by acclaimed British soprano Sophie Bevan. Inspired by an expedition Strauss took part in aged 15, the 125-player strong An Alpine Symphony vividly depicts dawn, rivers and meadows; a hunting party in the distance; the struggles of the climbers and triumph when they reach the summit; a storm as they descend; and the peaceful return of night.

This concert is supported by the Philharmonia's Principal Partner in Leicester