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Basingstoke: Santtu conducts Mahler 5

The Anvil, Basingstoke
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Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducting the Philharmonia


Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Víkingur Ólafsson – piano


Anna Clyne Masquerade Listen

John Adams Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? Listen

— Interval —

Mahler Symphony No. 5 Listen

The Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali opens the season with one of Mahler’s best-loved symphonies.

If you’ve only ever heard one piece of music by Gustav Mahler, it’s likely to be the Adagietto from his Fifth symphony. But there’s a lot more to Mahler 5 than that. Take a journey with the Philharmonia, from the sinister opening trumpet fanfare to the joyful affirmation of the finale.

John Adams describes his piano concerto, steeped in the sounds of American funk and rock music, as full of “tongue-in-cheek wickedness” and “outrageous virtuosity”. Perfect, then, for the outrageously talented Víkingur Ólafsson, “the new superstar of classical piano” (The Telegraph).

First, enjoy Masquerade by Anna Clyne, the Philharmonia’s Featured Composer this season. This short, celebratory piece is inspired by London’s 18th-century pleasure gardens.

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Prices & Discounts

£16 – £42

Under 25s and full-time students: £12. Subscription series available.

Running time

2 hours 5 minutes, including 20-minute interval

Box office

Anvil Arts box office: 01256 844244


The Anvil, Basingstoke

The Anvil

Churchill Way
RG21 7QR

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