Death and Transfiguration

Kirklees Orchestral Series

Thursday 19 September 2024

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Opera North Music Director, Garry Walker launches the orchestral season with an evening of music influenced by spirituality.

The concert opens with Grieg’s lively and evocative Four Norwegian Dances, before we’re immersed in the ‘Prelude and Liebestod’ from Wagner’s great opera of love and death, Tristan und Isolde. Be swept away with the passion and longing between the protagonists in the ‘Prelude’, before they become consumed by love so powerful it transcends death itself.

Haydn’s Symphony No.70 provides a refreshing contrast, written amid the aftermath of a devastating fire that claimed his beloved harpsichord and manuscripts. The symphony was then premiered at the opening of the rebuilt opera house, at Esterhazy. Strauss’ tone poem, Death and Transfiguration finishes the programme with a sense of everlasting peace.

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season.

From £14*
  • Huddersfield Town Hall

Pre-concert talk 6.40pm
Start time 7.30pm

16 and under Free
Under 30 £5

Discounts available for retired over 65, income support or Kirklees passport holders

Further tickets may be available from Kirklees Town Halls.

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Grieg Four Norwegian Dances
Wagner ‘Prelude’ and ‘Liebestod’ from Tristan und Isolde
Haydn Symphony No.70 in D major
Strauss Death and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung)


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Garry Walker


Elizabeth Llewellyn


Death and Transfiguration

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