This Thursday, December 1 and Sunday, December 3, don’t miss Seattle Symphony‘s presentation of Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius. Conducted 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