Christopher Zimmerman, conductor Renee Fleming, soprano
Wagner: Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan and Isolde" R. Strauss: Four Last Songs with Renée Fleming R. Strauss: "Don Juan" Leoncavallo: "Musette svaria sulla bocca viva" from La bohème (Fleming) Puccini: "O mio babbino caro" from Gianni Schicchi (Fleming) Willson: "Till There Was You" from The Music Man (Fleming) Loewe: "I Could Have Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady (Fleming)
Renée Fleming, one of the most celebrated singers of our time and a 2023 Kennedy Center Honoree, joins the Fairfax Symphony for an exclusive evening featuring the exquisite Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss. This special co-presentation with the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra also includes Strauss’s Don Juan, Wagner’s Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan and Isolde, and Fleming’s performance of beloved arias and show tunes. Renowned for her recordings and interpretation of Strauss, Ms. Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence as “possibly the most beautiful soprano voice in the world” (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung). Led by Music Director and Conductor Christopher Zimmerman, the Fairfax Symphony is “a serious force to be reckoned with” and hailed as “a crown jewel of the cultural landscape” (The Washington Post).
Tickets: $100, $75, $50; half-price for youth through Grade 12
Please note: The program repertoire has been updated as of Sept. 12.
PERFORMANCE PROGRAM The program for this performance will be available the week of the event. View digital program.
BEFORE THE PERFORMANCE A pre-performance discussion will take place in Monson Grand Tier, which is located on the third level of the Center for the Arts Lobby, 45 minutes prior to curtain.
FREE TICKETS FOR MASON STUDENTS A limited quantity of free student tickets will be available for each event. Learn more.