Friday 4 Oct 2019, 7.30pmConcert Hall of the Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Bratislava

Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Mahler Symphony No. 9

Mahler’s magnificent Ninth Symphony depicts the composer’s epic battle between his passionate love for life and the dread of death, particularly on Mahler’s mind since Beethoven, Schubert and Bruckner had been unable to survive past their ninth symphonies. Our Principal Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts this masterpiece.