This concert will benefit Stony Brook Opera and features dramatic soprano Christine Goerke — Metropolitan Opera star and Stony Brook alumna — with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra. “Christine Goerke is the greatest Brünnhilde of our time.” — Opera News
Program: Wagner, Tannhäuser Overture; Elisabeth’s Aria “Dich teure Halle” from Tannhäuser; Strauss, “Dance of the Seven Veils” from Salome; Wagner, Immolation Scene from Götterdämmerung. Conducted by Timothy Long. Free pre-concert lecture with David Lawton at 7 pm in the Recital Hall.
The Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra is composed of outstanding musicians from all over the world pursuing advanced studies in the graduate school of the Department of Music with renowned performance faculty.
Tickets for all performances are $20 for adults, $10 for students with ID and $10 for seniors 65 and older. Tickets may be purchased from the Staller Center box office Monday through Saturday, 12pm and 6pm. Informative, free lectures by Michael Hershkowitz precede the concerts (7:00 PM, Recital Hall).