Seattle Symphony Presents: The Dream of Gerontius, December 1 & 3

Posted on November 28, 2016, 2:00 pm
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This Thursday, December 1 and Sunday, December 3, don’t miss Seattle Symphony‘s presentation of Edward Elgar’s The Dream of GerontiusConducted by Edward Gardner, the production features Sasha Cooke (Mezzo-Soprano), Robert Murray (Tenor), David Soar (Baritone) and The Seattle Symphony Chorale. From Seattle Symphony:

“Arguably the British composer’s greatest work, which unites deep spiritual faith and soaring music to trace the voyage of a soul toward death and beyond. From searing agony to quiet exultation, this humbling oratorio is a sonic wonder speaking to all those who seek to understand humanity and life’s meaning, regardless of background.”

Each performance will include a one-hour pre-concert talk in the S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium. Additionally, an “Ask the Artist” session will follow the Thursday (December 1) concert. The pre- and post-concert talks are free with ticket purchase.

In advance of the concert, check out the symphony’s listening guide, which includes this video introduction.

Edward Elgar: The Dream of Gerontius

When: Thursday, December 1 at 7:30pm & Saturday, December 3 at 8pm

Where: S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium – Benaroya Hall (200 University St)

Tickets start at $37

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