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Mariss Jansons and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra - Friday, November 8, 2019

Mariss Jansons is considered one of the most outstanding podium personalities of our time. Born in 1943 in Riga as the son of the conductor Arvīds Jansons, he completed his musical education (violin, piano, conducting) at the Leningrad Conservatory and passed with distinction. Afterwards he studied in Vienna under Hans Swarowsky and in Salzburg under Herbert von Karajan. Since 2003, Mariss Jansons has been the Chief Conductor of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (BRSO) and together they return this November for two outstanding concerts at Carnegie Hall.
 
Friday, November 8, 2019 – 8 pm - Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall.

Brahms looks back while Strauss soars to unprecedented heights in this concert. Brahms envisioned a symphony built around a Bach theme, and in the final movement of his last symphony crafted an epic passacaglia (variations over a repeating bass line) on the master’s melody, building to a devastating emotional climax. Autumnal sentiments are also present in Strauss’s gorgeous Four Last Songs, sung here by Diana Damrau who, according to Opera News, can “do anything she wants with any note at any given time.”
 
Performers:
Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Mariss Jansons, Chief Conductor
Diana Damrau, Soprano

Program:
R. STRAUSS Four Symphonic Interludes from Intermezzo
R. STRAUSS Four Last Songs
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4
 
For more information and tickets, please visit the Carnegie Hall website here.