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Free Concert Webcast: Salome by Strauss

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Dance of the Seven Veils, painting by Armand Point

Join the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their last free webcast, and wow, what a way to end the season!

On Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 3 PM EDT (GMT -4) the orchestra will present the opera Salome by Richard Strauss in concert format.  Leonard Slatkin will conduct.

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This opera was shocking when it was first performed.  It can still be shocking today.  It was banned in some cities for a time due to Salome’s dance of the seven veils and her final kiss given to John the Baptist.

To learn more about Strauss, visit the photo-filled website.    Here is a quick introduction to Salome from Carnegie HallHere Alex Ross provides a helpful listening guide.  The San Diego Opera has produced a number of videos on Salome, including a video on leitmotifs in Salome, art at the time of the premiere of Salome, and the historical background of the opera.


Image attribution: Dance of the Seven Veils, painting by Armand Point, c 1890 [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.


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