Saturday 19 March 7.30pm St Mary's Barnes

Mahler & Strauss - Eternal Music & Song


 

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Barnes Festival Orchestra

 Henry Chandler leader

 Helena Moore soprano

 James Day conductor

Tickets £25, £20

Programme

 

Mahler arr Iain Farrington Symphony No. 4

 

Strauss arr Gowers Four Last Songs

In the final concert of this tenth festival, The Barnes Festival Orchestra perform two titans of the symphonic repertoire, but through the medium of chamber format. Iain Farrington’s tasteful arrangement of Mahler 4 guides us through the drama of this symphony - from pastoral scenes through devil-like dance as we move towards the heavenly song of the final movement.

 

Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs carry this theme of Lieder into the eternal. They tell of longing for spring, the drooping garden, the gradual descent into sleep, and, in Strauss’s concluding song, of the warm evening glow at the end of the day.