An Alpine Symphony
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Whether it's the first time you've heard it or the fiftieth, there's always more to the story! At American Symphony Orchestra's hit series Classics Declassified, Conductor Leon Botstein and the orchestra give you an entertaining and in-depth look at the creation of well-known works, then after a performance, answer your questions in a Q&A.
After a dozen years focusing on opera, Richard Strauss returned to symphonies in a massive way with his opulent Alpine Symphony. Leon Botstein and the orchestra explain how nature and Nietzsche figure into this thrilling work, and then you can sit back and let the 120-piece orchestra show you the rest.