Symphony Of Sorrowful Songs
Symphony No. 3 Op. 36
From the depth of sorrow comes the sublime.
A meaningful meditation on motherhood, love and loss, Symphony of Sorrowful Songs adapts texts in Polish taken from sources spanning the centuries, giving perspectives from both a mother having lost their child, and a child separated from their parents.
Henryk Górecki’s Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs) broke records upon its release in 1992 and became a critical sensation, growing to be one of the best selling contemporary work of our time and cementing itself as one of modern classical music’s finest compositions.
Russian-American conductor Lidiya Yankovskaya makes her ENO debut to conduct the full force of the ENO Orchestra in performing this transitional work in Henryk Górecki’s catalogue of works: striking a delicate balance between his roots in serialism and the emotional vulnerability of his later compositions.
Book now for one of contemporary music’s finest works: Henryk Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs, reimagined for the London Coliseum stage.
We would like to acknowledge our thanks to Professor Peter and Dr Tara Lindstedt and The Millington Family for their generous philanthropic support of the production.