Berlioz and Mahler with Christine Goerke



Tanglewood (297 West St., Lenox, MA 01240, Lenox MA)

Acclaimed dramatic soprano Christine Goerke joins Music Director Andris Nelsons in a rarely heard early work by the French innovator Héctor Berlioz. Berlioz’s passionate “lyric scene” La Mort de Cléopâtre is a monodrama in which the Egyptian queen meditates on the triumphs and tragedies of her life at the moment of her death.

Another orchestral innovator, Gustav Mahler composed his towering Fifth Symphony in 1901-02 following an intensive study of J.S. Bach’s counterpoint, resulting in a new and highly individual approach to the orchestra. The fourth movement is the famous and moving Adagietto for strings and harp.

Ticket includes admission to 6 p.m. Prelude Concert, tonight with the TMC Fellows.

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