Watch with us: Salonen conducts Mahler Symphony No. 3

Conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen againt an all-black background, conducting

Mahler 3: Watch party

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Gustav Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony embraces heaven and Earth, nature and love. He deploys a huge orchestra, choirs and a solo singer to draw his listeners into a rich and compelling musical landscape.

It’s a work that means a lot to us at the Philharmonia Orchestra. Back in 1983, it was the first piece we played with an unknown young Finnish conductor, Esa-Pekka Salonen. We hit it off straight away, and he’s been our Principal Conductor since 2008.

In October 2017, we returned to this epic piece with Esa-Pekka for Mahler 3: Live from London, a live stream project watched by an audience of 126,000 worldwide. We also recorded it in 360⁰ video and audio to create a virtual reality experience, enabling anyone to find out how it feels to sit right at the heart of an orchestra in full flow.

We would like to invite you to join us for a journey into Mahler’s world. We can’t play for you live at the moment, but we will be there: players who took part in the 2017 performance introduce the music, share their insights, and answer questions in the comments.

Why not organise a Watch Party with family and friends? Open a bottle of wine, settle into the best seat in your house, and we’ll bring the concert to you.

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Thank you

Thank you to our Mahler Syndicate members:
Naomi and Christophe Kasolowsky
Caroline Tate
Marina Vaizey
John and Carol Wates
…and others who wish to remain anonymous.

The Philharmonia would like to acknowledge the support of the Gustav Mahler Society UK.

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