It’s the perfect start to your Friday night! Relax with a drink and let the evening’s host, along with the conductor, take you behind the scenes of the music. Afterward, head to an exclusive happy hour with Symphony musicians at Champion Brewing Company, right up the street.
After writing symphonic poems about such ambitious and varied topics as Shakespeare’s MacBeth, Cervantes’ Don Quixote, and the philosophy of Nietzsche, the only topic left for Richard Strauss to write about was himself. For Ein Heldenleben, he focused on the ideal of heroism as it applies to one’s entire life and soul. The six sections bring us through Strauss’ life, his adversaries, and even his wife, as he searches for peace.