Mahler & Strauss

Kirklees Orchestral Series

Thursday 11 April 2024

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Nigerian-American soprano Francesca Chiejina joins the Orchestra for Strauss’ beautiful musical farewell, the Four Last Songs.

Demonstrating his unparalleled ability to bring together orchestral sound and song, the soaring vocal lines and prominent horn parts reference Strauss’ own life: his wife was a famous soprano and his father a professional horn player. Garry Walker conducts a seismic symphony to close the season.

Sure to send shivers down your spine, Mahler’s First Symphony depicts life, death and nature, from the awakening of spring complete with cuckoo calls in the first movement to a funeral march in the forest in the third movement, to the rousing, life-affirming finale.  

Part of the Kirklees Concert Season.

From £13* | Concessions available

Pre-concert talk 6.40pm
Start time 7.30pm
Finish time approximately 9.30pm

16 and under £1
Under 30 £4

Further tickets may be available from Kirklees Town Halls.

*Booking fees apply


Walters The Downfall of Gaius Verres
R Strauss Four Last Songs
Mahler Symphony No. 1 


Image of conductor Garry Walker
Garry Walker


A woman with dark hair smiling.
Francesca Chiejina


Orchestra of Opera North 

Mahler & Strauss

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