Orchestra of Opera North: A Space Odyssey

Strauss, Rachmaninov

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Blockbuster pieces that are simply out of this world

The blazing brass fanfare that opens this concert rose to fame after featuring in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 film ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’. Keep listening, the radiant beauty of Richard Strauss’ Thus Spake Zarathustra is waiting to be discovered…

From blockbuster movies to British pop music, the Pet Shop Boys’ “Happiness is an Option” is based on the melody of Sergei Rachmaninov’s heart-breaking Vocalise.

The season finale closes with Rachmaninov’s brooding third symphony. Completed after leaving his exiled Russia to settle in the United States, this powerful symphony will take you on an emotional rollercoaster!

Programme    Listen »
Richard Strauss – Thus Spake Zarathustra
Rachmaninov – Vocalise, Symphony No. 3
From £13 – £27

Price details
Adults: From £13 – £27
Concessions: From £11 – £24
Under 30s: £4
16 and under: £1

Doors | 6.30pm
Talking Music | 6.40pm – 7.10pm
Start time | 7.30pm

Tobias Ringborg

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Orchestra of Opera North: A Space Odyssey

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