Performance Friday, May 18, 2018 | 8 PM

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
With a seductive whisper of winds, horns, harp, and strings, Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune ushered in a new world of music where the relationship of harmony, melody, rhythm, and orchestral color were beautifully blurred. There’s nothing hazy, however, about the visceral struggle with fate that’s the essence of Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, nor in the work’s thrilling, life-affirming finale. There’s more Russian music when mezzo-soprano Anita Rachvelishvili sings Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death.


  • The MET Orchestra
    Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Conductor
  • Anita Rachvelishvili, Mezzo-Soprano


  • DEBUSSY Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
  • MUSSORGSKY Songs and Dances of Death (orch. Shostakovich)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4
This performance is part of Russian Symphonies, and The MET Orchestra.