All-Strauss program with Renee Fleming and the Boston Symphony Orchestra
On March 14, 15, & 16, in Symphony Hall, and March 19 in Carnegie Hall, Andris Nelsons conducts the Boston Symphony Orchestra in an all-Strauss program featuring Renee Fleming. The performances are dedicated to the memory of composer-conductor-pianist André Previn, who was a friend and colleague of the orchestra for more than forty years.
The all-Strauss program will include his Sextet, Moonlight Music, and Closing scene from the opera Capriccio, and his tone poem for large orchestra Also sprach Zarathustra. The performances at Symphony Hall will be recorded for future release on compact disc.
Program description from the Boston Symphony Orchestra:
“This all-Strauss program of vocal splendor and orchestral thrills will leave you breathless. The tone poem Also sprach Zarathustra will be familiar to most for its opening “Sunrise,” the iconic passage used in the film 2001: A Space Odyssey—but that’s only one episode in a mysterious and marvelous work. From later in his career is Capriccio, his final opera, which opens with a passionate string sextet instead of a traditional overture and culminates in a rapturous monologue that ranks as one of Strauss’s finest soprano showpieces.”