Performance Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 8 PM

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Parsifal, Wagner’s final opera, is a majestic work that reaches heavenly heights in its spiritually transcendent third act. Wagner was Bruckner’s idol, and the sweeping breadth and tonal language of the older composer inspired much of his music. At the time of his death, Bruckner had only completed three movements of his Ninth Symphony, but what he left is compelling and deeply touching. His symphony ascends from a musical primordial haze to a finale that explores new harmonies and peace in its quiet closing benediction.


  • Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
    Daniele Gatti, Chief Conductor


  • WAGNER Prelude to Act III and Good Friday Spell from Parsifal
  • BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9
The Trustees of Carnegie Hall gratefully acknowledge the generosity of James Thurmond Smithgall in support of the 2017-2018 season.
This performance is part of International Festival of Orchestras II.

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