Rescheduled from February 2017, Jonas Kaufmann sings Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Strauss’s Four Last Songs are the ultimate romantic orchestral songs – and the final, gorgeous sunset of German Romanticism. This concert finds him breaking new ground in this most rapturous of musical farewells.
True, they’re more usually sung by a soprano, but the prospect of hearing Kaufmann’s transcendent tone and unparalleled sensitivity in Strauss’s final masterpiece is mouth-watering. There’ll be other Strauss songs too: The Guardian described Kaufmann’s Strauss disc as ‘sexy, passionate singing, delivered with thrilling ease’. Meanwhile regular collaborator Jochen Rieder conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Elgar's sumptuous 'In The South' Overture.
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Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street.
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
Spaces for wheelchair users in row U at the rear of the stalls (up to sixteen, depth of row 180cm) and the back row of the circle (four), both with fold-down companion seats. Some seats in row S of the stalls for people with very limited mobility.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the concert hall where there are a limited number of suitable seats in row G of the stalls. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the cloakroom staff during the performance.
There is an induction loop in the concert hall. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting.