All events Concert

Santtu conducts Mahler

Royal Festival Hall
£13 — £65
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Booking for Friends of the Philharmonia opens at 10am on Thursday 4 November. General booking opens at 10 am on Thursday 11 November.

Principal Conductor Santtu Matias-Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia.

Artists

Santtu-Matias Rouvali – conductor
Erin Morley – soprano
tbc – mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Chorus

Programme

Mahler Symphony No. 2, ‘Resurrection’ Listen

“London’s Mahlerian orchestra par excellence” (Bachtrack) invites you into Gustav Mahler’s world – a world saturated with orchestral colour.

Since it was founded in 1945, the Philharmonia has given many outstanding performances of Mahler’s epic, all-embracing symphonies. Now Santtu-Matias Rouvali crowns his first season as the Philharmonia’s Principal Conductor with the great Resurrection Symphony, scored for a large orchestra, two solo singers and chorus.

In his own programme notes for the symphony’s premiere, Mahler describes the work’s rollercoaster of an emotional journey: the first movement represents a funeral. Then come movements depicting happy memories, followed by the fear that life may have no meaning at all. But reassurance comes from the soprano who sings “I come from God, and to God I shall return.” In the monumental finale soloists and chorus affirm “O believe, you were not born for nothing!”

Need to know

Prices & Discounts

£13 – £65

Multi-buy offer available; under-18s and concessions discounts available; discounted tickets for students via Student Pulse one month before the concert (limited availability)

Running time:

1h 30 minutes, no interval

Recommended age

From 7+

Programme notes

Free printed programmes will be available at the venue. Digital programme notes available a week before the event.

Box office

Philharmonia Box Office: 0800 652 6717
Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm

Venue

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX

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