Admission: £10 - £75
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Mahler Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Adriana Kucerova soprano
Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Transcendent, redemptive, life-affirming – Mahler’s gargantuan Second Symphony wears its heart on its sleeve and is one of the most thrilling pieces of music ever composed.
It calls for a vast orchestra, including more than 30 violins, ten horns, vocal soloists and a choir. But it’s also Mahler’s most personal symphony, and played here on the period instruments he composed it for, it’s a chance to hear it afresh, as if newly penned.
World-famous mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly joins us for a period performance of dexterity and raw power – taking us back to the time Mahler pushed music to breaking point.
5.45pm, Clore Ballroom, Royal Festival Hall
Mahler’s Second Symphony was probably the most popular of his works in his own lifetime, and one which Mahler himself conducted on several occasions. Robert Samuels will talk about the ideas behind the symphony, what Mahler’s own performances can tell us about it, and what the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s historically-informed performance can reveal to the modern listener.
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Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross
Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment