BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA - Stirring to tears
21 May 2022, Elbphilharmonie, Great Hall
"Strauss is one of my favourites. He is one of those composers who can move the listener to tears. And besides this emotionality, I see perfect dramaturgy in his work. He knows very well how to build and lead tension." So it is no coincidence that Andris Nelsons has placed the famous "Alpine Symphony", and thus the prime example of this ability, right at the beginning as the highlight of the four-part Strauss cycle at ProArte. In it, the composer describes a hike that he actually experienced in this way: Early in the morning, still in darkness, Strauss sets out, reaches the summit of the Heimgarten - the name of the mountain in the foothills of the Alps - gets caught in a violent thunderstorm and can only seek shelter in a farmhouse in the evening. Many of his contemporaries accused Strauss of flat naturalism, but that falls short. Even if wind and thunder machines and cowbells may reinforce this impression, the intensity of the music reaches a completely different level of experience in the listener. It is precisely that emotionality that Andris Nelsons so appreciates in the music of Richard Strauss.
This event takes place under the application of the 2G rule, only vaccinated and recovered persons are admitted.
Richard Strauss "Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks" op. 28 / TrV 171
Symphonic Fantasy from "The Woman without a Shadow" TrV 234a
"An Alpine Symphony" op. 64 / TrV 233
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons, Conductor
Our Elbphilharmonie package „Bamberg Symphony Orchestra“ includes:
- Two nights' accommodation in your preferred category
- Fontenay breakfast at the Parkview Restaurant
- Shuttle to the Elbphilharmonie and back
- Price category 1 concert ticket for the concert of the Boston Symphony Orchestra on 21 May 2022 at the Great Hall of the Elbphilharmonie
- Three-course dinner at the Parkview Restaurant excluding drinks
- Use of Fontenay Spa with 20m indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and fitness area
- W-LAN internet access
- Selection of drinks and snacks from the minibar
from € 875,- per person in a Fontenay Deluxe Room based on double occupancy
from € 925,- per person in a Fontenay Premier Room based on double occupancy
from € 1.250,- per person in an Executive Suite based on double occupancy
from € 1.425,- per person in a Premier Suite on double occupancy
from € 2.325,- per person in a Panorama Suite on double occupancy
The arrangement is subject to concert ticket availability and cannot be cancelled after booking unless the concert is cancelled. A 100% prepayment is required to confirm your reservation. Payment is possible via credit card (via iLink) or bank transfer.