HEROIC STRAUSS & MELODIC MOZART
MAR 23 & 24, 2024 | Music Hall
Stories of glory, chivalry and adventure abound as conductor Sir Mark Elder leads the CSO.
WAGNER: Overture to Tannhäuser
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 17
STRAUSS: Ein Heldenleben ("A Hero's Life")
Saturday Evening C & Sunday Afternoon
Stories of glory, chivalry and adventure abound as conductor Sir Mark Elder joins the CSO. Wagner’s Tannhäuser is a musical story of lust, love, and deliverance, as the opera’s title character makes a pilgrimage from the magical realm of Venus to his final redemption in Rome. Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben is an epic portrayal of the hero that exists in all of us, along with the accompanying joys and struggles, depicted through battling brass and tender string melodies. Pianist Pavel Kolesnikov brings his “fluid, fine-toned” (Gramophone) playing to Mozart’s melodic Piano Concerto No. 17.