Salonen closes 13/14 Season

Sunday 29 Jun 2014, 7.30pm
Royal Festival Hall, London

Concert
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Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor

Elisabeth Meister soprano
Elizabeth Llewellyn soprano
Lucy Crowe soprano
Karen Cargill mezzo soprano
Justina Gringyte mezzo soprano
Robert Dean Smith tenor
Roland Wood baritone
Tiffin Boys' Choir choir
Philharmonia Voices

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Mahler’s mighty Symphony of a Thousand to close the season. A hedonistic amalgam of the medieval Latin hymn Veni, creator spiritus (‘Come Thou, infinite Creator’) and the closing scene of Goethe’s Faust, Mahler’s Eighth Symphony is scored for epic forces including eight vocal soloists, two choirs and a massive orchestra embracing six clarinets (2 in E flat), four trombones, offstage brass, two harps, mandolin and a vast array of percussion instruments.

  • Mahler - Symphony No. 8, Symphony of a Thousand
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