BBC Symphony Orchestra
13 Dec 2019, Barbican, London
Previous Event
19:30 Fri 13 Dec 2019 Next Event

BBC Symphony Orchestra & Chorus 2019-20 Season Gergely Madaras conducts Mahler Symphony No 1

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Gergely Madaras conducts Mahler Symphony No 1
19:30 Fri 13 Dec 2019 Barbican Hall
From personal crisis to blazing triumph via music that sets out to seduce and to dazzle – the rollercoaster ride that is Mahler’s First Symphony under the charismatic Venezuelan Rafael Payare.
From personal crisis to blazing triumph via music that sets out to seduce and to dazzle – the rollercoaster ride that is Mahler’s First Symphony under the charismatic Venezuelan Rafael Payare.

Programme

Concert Information

Gustav Mahler poured his own life experience into his symphonies beginning with the First. In this work for huge orchestra, we feel both the wonder of nature and the pain of anguish. Still, Mahler uses simple, popular tunes and folksy rhythms to drive his symphony from horror to hope, and eventually to blazing triumph.

For this music that feels as real as life itself, we welcome back the charismatic conductor Gergely Madaras to the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He brings with him Judith Weir’s brand new Oboe Concerto, performed by Nicholas Daniel, and Brett Dean’s remarkable orchestral depiction of ancient amphitheatres.