The Mystery of the Last Days and The Last Masterpieces by Tchaikovsky ”. This concert will highlight the life and works of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky during his final years. There has always been a mystery surrounding Tchaikovsky’s last days before his premature death at the age of 52. Early historical accounts noted that Tchaikovsky died of cholera but later revealed rumors that he may have committed suicide because of his sexuality. A week before he had been in perfect health and had just conducted the world premiere of what he knew to be his greatest piece, the Symphony No. 6, subtitled ” Pathetique.” And then, he was gone.
This event will feature the DSO 2017 Concerto Competition Winner and a vocal ensemble.
Symphony No. 6 “Pathetique” (excerpts)
The Nutcracker (excerpts)
Military March: adapted William Henry Curry
Suite no. 4 “Mozartiana” (excerpts)
“Night” (with vocal ensemble)
The Durham Symphony Orchestra and the LGBTQ Center of Durham have partnered to create a series of pre-concert events to shine a light on this subject matter, which includes an event for families and a pre-concert talk, and a concert featuring Tchaikovsky final works.
Purchase tickets through this link http://www.carolinatheatre.org/events/tchaikovsky