BBC Symphony Orchestra
22 Feb 2019, Barbican, London
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BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2018-19 Season Sakari Oramo conducts Mahler, Mozart and Larcher

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo conducts Mahler, Mozart and Larcher
19:30 Fri 22 Feb 2019 Barbican, London
The nimble, Classical wit of Mozart’s Symphony No 35 is here set against the expansive sensuality and Romantic richness of Mahler’s great orchestral song-cycle *Das Lied von der Erde*.
The nimble, Classical wit of Mozart’s Symphony No 35 is here set against the expansive sensuality and Romantic richness of Mahler’s great orchestral song-cycle *Das Lied von der Erde*.

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The vibrant colours and heady, perfumed atmosphere of ancient Chinese poems are captured in all their richness by Mahler’s thickly-scored Das Lied von der Erde. Two star singers – tenor Stuart Skelton and mezzo Elisabeth Kulman, both regular BBC Symphony Orchestra collaborators – join as soloists. Music director Sakari Oramo will also conduct a pared-back BBCSO in Mozart’s exhilarating Symphony No 35 ‘Haffner’, it’s bubbling, buffa style a contrast to the restless musical introspection of Thomas Larcher’s Nocturne Insomnia – the second of three Larcher performances this season.