Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
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