Fresh from triumphs at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and around the world, international soprano Susan Gritton is to perform with Suffolk’s fully professional Philharmonic Orchestra at Snape Maltings Concert Hall on Saturday 10th October.
Susan Gritton will sing Richard Strauss’s Vier Letzte Lieder (Four Last Songs). The music is mellow, golden, autumnal, and uses the varied colours of a large orchestra to accompany with expressive refinement.
Suffolk Philharmonic shares its musicians with major London orchestras, ensuring outstanding playing. Since launching at Bury Festival in 2012, these fully professional performers have enjoyed great acclaim for their series of major concerts in Bury, free daytime concerts in rural communities, and work with children in Suffolk schools.
For Snape Maltings, conductor Leslie Olive has chosen a programme rich with Romantic power. Before introducing soprano Susan Gritton, he will conduct “some of the most powerfully sensuous music ever written” – the final moments of Richard Wagner’s sensual story of the lovers Tristan and Isolde, known as the “Liebestod”.
After the interval, the Orchestra performs Brahms’s Fourth Symphony, in E minor, his last and perhaps greatest symphony, with its vibrancy, lyricism, and deep autumnal shadows.
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