Honing in on the concept of beginnings and endings, Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs is our latest pick from The Halle’s fabulous upcoming calendar.

The performance features the notable contrast between Serenade, Strauss’ first composed work as a teenager, with his swansong, Four Last Songs, his last completed composition at age 84.

They’ll be sung by Welsh soprano, Natalya Romaniw, who last appeared at the Halle in 2016, where she treated the audience to a stunning rendition of Beethoven’s Ninth.

Romaniw is joined by young German conductor, Christian Reif, a Halle newcomer who has quickly built a stellar reputation in the States while Resident Conductor of the San Francisco Symphony.

Also in the programme is Mozart’s final Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’ and Lamia, a Straussian symphonic poem inspired by Keats, written by 20-year-old Dorothy Howell.

The Halle will host three showings of the performance over the course of next month, on Wed 10 Nov (2.15pm) Thu 11 Nov (7.30pm) and Sun 14 Nov (4pm).

Seats for each show start at £14.50, though student tickets are available for £5.50, and under 30s can enjoy 15% off. Each ticket option can be purchased using the link below.

Image credit: The Hallé.

A Manchester Wire Partnership post
Wed 10 Nov - Sun 14 Nov
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Tue 26 Oct 2021