Brahms Symphony No. 4


Marin Alsop, conductor
Aušrinė Stundytė, soprano
Renée Morloc, contralto
Sonya Alexandra Knussen, contralto
Women's Voices of Peabody Opera
Kateryna Sokolova, director

WAGNER Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde 
HINDEMITH Sancta Susanna (semi-staged) 
BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 

Marin Alsop leads the Orchestra in the Prelude and Liebestod to Tristan und Isolde, Wagner’s path-breaking expression of love that can only be fulfilled in death. Paul Hindemith’s one-act operatic shocker, Sancta Susanna, depicts two nuns visited by alluring temptations to cast away their vows and live a life of the flesh. Considered the greatest of his symphonies, Brahms’ Fourth Symphony concludes this program revolving around the most intense and forbidden of human passions.

Due to adult subject matter, please note that the staging of Hindemith’s Sancta Susanna in these performances may not be suitable for young children.