Barbican Concerts

Mahler Des Knaben Wunderhorn

NB Change of Conductor

Thu 4 Oct 2012 7.30pm - Barbican Hall, London

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Ian Bostridge

Ian Bostridge

MOZART Symphony No 41 ('Jupiter')
MAHLER Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Manfred Honeck conductor
Dorothea Röschmann soprano
Ian Bostridge tenor
London Symphony Orchestra

Mozart’s energetic final symphony is shrouded in mystery, with no clear idea of the origin of its nickname, who commissioned the work, or even whether it was performed in the composer’s lifetime. Mahler memorably uses the voice to great effect within many of his symphonies, the origins of which can be found in Des Knaben Wunderhorn, his collection of songs inspired by German folk poetry that tell of love, loss and childhood.

Change of conductor
Sir Colin Davis is recovering from a recent illness and has sadly had to withdraw from the concert. The programme will remain the same and Austrian conductor Manfred Honeck, Music Director of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, will now lead the Orchestra in Mozart’s Symphony No 41 and Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn. We are most grateful to him for stepping in at short notice.
[Notification posted 28 September 2012. Ticket holders will be contacted separately]


Tickets: £10 £15 £19.50 £27 £36

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Pre-concert performance
Guildhall Artists at the Barbican
6pm, Barbican Hall

Mozart Wind Divertimento in E flat K252 & Wind Serenade in C minor K388
Lucinda Tibbits, Natalie Neophytou, oboe
Meilyr Hughes, Lauren Reeve-Rawlings, horn
Olivia Watts, Jamie White, bassoon
Max Mausen, Joy Boole, clarinet 
Siret Lust, double bass

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