The Divine Poem

Legacy Memorial Concert

Bernd Richard Deutsch Phantasma (UK premiere: co-commissioned with the Concertgebouw, Cleveland Orchestra and Bamberger Symphoniker)
Strauss Brentano Lieder (Six Songs)
Scriabin Symphony No.3, The Divine Poem

Vasily Petrenko conductor
Adela Zaharia soprano

Some composers think bigger, but it takes a special sort of genius to create a whole new musical universe. Back in 1904, Alexander Scriabin pulled out all the stops in his massive Third Symphony, and if you like Rachmaninov and Mahler, you’ll love The Divine Poem. Vasily Petrenko sets the scene with something entirely original – a UK premiere from Bernd Richard Deutsch – and six gorgeous songs by Richard Strauss: a perfect Liverpool debut for the glorious voice of Adela Zaharia.

Post-concert Question Time – starts 15 minutes after the concert ends (Music Room) with Vasily Petrenko.