Your A2SO’s historic 2019/2020 season comes to a commanding conclusion with a glowing performance from Soprano Measha Brueggergosman. Feelings of love, longing, and loss from three compositional generations will be sung in Brueggergosman’s debut with the A2SO. Hector Berlioz’s Les Nuits D’été (Summer Nights) sets the text of Théophile Gautierand in an unusually passionate and personal manner. While it is a mystery who Berlioz wrote the songs for, a powerful feeling of desire is undeniable.
The sway of a waltz in Erik Satie’s Je Te Veux is mesmerizing and you will lose yourself in the story of passion told by Henry Pacory’s text. Selections from William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs are a “highbrow” nod to the composer’s “lowbrow” days growing up in Seattle playing in vaudeville shows.
The ambitious program for the season finale is rounded out with Verdi’s exploration of fate in La Forza del Destinoand Mahler’s sprawling and tempestuous First Symphony.