Due to unforeseen circumstances Amor Fati by Giorgos Koumendakis will no longer be performed in this concert. We apologise for any disappointment.
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Don Juan, Op. 20
Four Last Songs
Angela Gheorghiu soprano
Marios Papadopoulos conductor
25 years after her sensational international breakthrough at Covent Garden, the Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu makes her debut with the Orchestra in her first public performance of Strauss's elegy for a lost world, his iconic Four Last Songs. Before it, Marios Papadopoulos conducts a swashbuckling overture from the other end of Strauss's career, Mahler's deeply moving protestation of love and the UK premiere of Giorgos Koumendakis's evocation of the Cretan instruments inspired by Irvin Yalom's idea of 'amor fati' - the love of fate.
The concert is scheduled to end at approximately 9:20 pm.