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Death and Transfiguration

Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir


Fri, 5 May 2017


Main Building – Grand Auditorium
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisbon
(+351) 217 823 700
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  • Zone 1: €24,00
  • Zone 2: €18,00
  • Zone 3: €12,00
  • Balcony: €15,00

Giving new proof of her artistic versatility, the conductor Susanna Mälkki combines Wagner and R. Strauss with a piece by the British composer Jonathan Harvey, premiered in 2010. In the words of the composer, who died in 2012, the choir that interprets Messages can be understood and heard as if they were a group of angels. Harvey was inspired by the nine hierarchies of angels located in the seven heavens -around which the music evolves. The text consists exclusively of the names of Jewish and Persian angels, highlighting the inventiveness of this composer who The Guardian described as “a rare spirit, ever in search of the new and numinous”.



Gulbenkian Orchestra and Choir
Susanna Mälkki

Jonathan Harvey

Richard Wagner
Parsifal: Prelude to Act III and Good Friday Music

Richard Strauss
Death and Transfiguration, op. 24


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