Classical
9:03 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Mahler "Symphony of a Thousand" Live

Join us Wednesday at 7PM to hear what the Telegraph called "a performance of cosmic impact" by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra led by Mariss Jansons. Mahler's 8th got its nickname because it requires six choirs, eight solo singers, and a huge orchestra (including a mandolin); few performances avoid "trainwrecks." This one does more than stay on track: Jansons showed himself (said the Telegraph) one of the rare conductors who can "measure the extravagance of Mahler’s requirements against the often refined details of expression that the score embraces." The beautiful acoustics of the Concertgebouw didn't hurt either. Tune in to hear the result!

Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons, chief conductor of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Latvian maestro Mariss Jansons, chief conductor of Amsterdam's Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
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