Enjoy some of the finest orchestral music with Plymouth Symphony Orchestra and top international soloist, Elin Pritchard.

There are two dates – the Public Hall, Liskeard on Sunday, 16 June, 5.30pm or at St Andrew’s Church, Plymouth on Wednesday, 19 June 7.30pm.

The programme opens with Wagner’s rousing and powerfully orchestrated Tannhauser Overture, followed by the Four Last Songs of Richard Strauss. First performed in the Royal Festival Hall, London in 1950, the Songs are considered to be the most beautiful and profound of Strauss’s works. Each of them, except one, deal with death and were all written shortly before Strauss himself died. With soaring soprano melodies, they imbue a sense of calm, acceptance and completeness and served to be his own epitaph.

PSO are delighted to welcome back soprano Elin Pritchard, for the Strauss, praised for her ravishing, passionate lyricism, impressive range and effortless technique.

Currently Elin is singing Mimi in La Bohème, with Longborough Festival Opera, and 2025 will see her film debut in the contemporary opera One Moonlit Night on Channel 4 and with Grange Park Opera as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra.

The concert continues with Sibelius’s renowned nationalistic tone poem Finlandia, written in 1899 in protest against the increasing censorship by the Russian Empire. This is followed by the enduringly popular and dramatic Beethoven’s 5th Symphony. Its unmistakeable and unforgettable opening four-note motif initiates the heroic struggle of this groundbreaking symphony.

Join us and support your local symphony orchestra and live classical music with top international artists! For ticket information visit www.plymouthsymphony.co.uk