Masterworks Season Finale
featuring mezzo-soprano Susan Graham
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Wagner — Prelude and Liebestod
Chausson — Poème de l’amour et de la mer
Tchaikovsky — Symphony No. 4
Prelude at 7pm
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to the Hayes Hall Galleries. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the Hayes Hall Galleries and light fare at the cafe.
Tickets start at $29
Grammy Award-winning American mezzo-soprano Susan Graham’s tremendous success in her early roles brought her into the spotlight on the world stage, earning her a reputation in renowned opera halls such as the Met, Covent Garden, Paris Opera, Vienna State Opera and many others. She made her international debut as Massenet’s Chérubin at Covent Garden in London in 1994 and has since collaborated with some of music’s most influential conductors, including Sir Colin Davis, Charles Dutoit, James Levine and Seija Ozawa. Graham is a frequent guest performer alongside the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Orchestre de Paris and the London Symphony Orchestra.
In 2005, Graham sang Bless This House at George W. Bush’s second inauguration, and Ave Maria at the funeral mass for Senator Ted Kennedy in 2009. Dubbed by Gramophone magazine as “America’s favorite mezzo,” Graham was also named Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year in 2004 and received the Opera News Award for distinguished achievement in 2006.
Now in his fifth season as Music Director of Artis—Naples, Andrey Boreyko’s inspiring leadership has raised the artistic standard and brought a new intensity to the Naples Philharmonic. The driving force behind the continued artistic growth of this multidisciplinary organization, Andrey has commissioned several new works including orchestral pieces by Fazil Say and Giya Kancheli, as well as a fantasy for violin and orchestra by Gabriel Prokofiev. In the 2019-20 season, Andrey will become the new Artistic and Music Director of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
A popular guest conductor with major orchestras across the globe, Andrey’s 2018-19 season started with a tour with the Filarmonica della Scala. Over the past few seasons, orchestras with which Andrey has worked have included the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Royal Concertgebouw, London Symphony and others. In North America, he has conducted major orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Los Angeles Philharmonic.
From 2012, Andrey was Music Director of the Orchestre National de Belgique—a post he held with great commitment for five years, expanding the orchestra’s activities nationally and internationally. His first position in Europe was as Chief Conductor of Poznan Philharmonic. He has also held the positions of Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie (of which he is now Honorary Conductor), Hamburger Symphoniker, Winnipeg Symphony and Berner Symphonieorchester, as well as Music Director of the Düsseldorf Symphoniker from 2009-14.
Andrey also received the “Best concert program of the season” award — given for the most innovative concert programming — from the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband in three consecutive seasons.