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Mahler's Roots and Resonances

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO explore the roots and resonances of Mahler's First Symphony with Bernstein, Bloch and a Klezmer Band.

Live from City Halls Glasgow
Presented by Kate Molleson

Thomas Dausgaard and the BBC SSO explore Klezmer connections around Mahler's 1st Symphony

Bernstein: Overture 'Candide'
Bloch: Schelomo, Rhapsodie Hebraique

8.00 Interval

8.20 Part 2
Trad: Jewish Folk Music
Mahler: Symphony No 1

Thomas Dausgaard is a conductor who delights in exploring the complex roots that feed into composers' music. In this concert he brings together 3 composers with an influence of Jewish music alongside the renowned Klezmer band, She'Koyokh.
The first half begins with Bernstein's Candide Overture and a rare chance to hear the cello work Schelomo by Bloch: cellist Jian Wang joins the orchestra.
And in the second half a performance of Mahler's First Symphony is introduced by a prelude performance of Jewish folk music by the band along with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - to hear what resonances emerge.

She'Koyokh
Jian Wang (cello)
Thomas Dausgaard (conductor)
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Photo credit: Thomas Grøndahl

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