MAHLER Symphony No 2, 'Resurrection'
Semyon Bychkov conductor
Christiane Karg soprano
Anna Larsson alto
London Symphony Chorus
Simon Halseychorus director
London Symphony Orchestra
Part of the 2017/18 season
Hear the full power of the LSO, soloists and chorus, as they take on Mahler’s epic ‘Resurrection’ Symphony.
The LSO will be at full strength as Semyon Bychkov takes to the podium for one of Mahler’s most successful works, his Second Symphony. Calling for enormous orchestral forces, the work requires ‘the largest possible contingent of strings’, expanded brass, percussion and woodwind, an organ, plus the London Symphony Chorus. Expect a rousing and intoxicating spectacle of sound as Mahler balances the epic with the delicate, the desperate with the joyous. The symphony is an uplifting battle to overcome death, from the anguished first movement to the lush and passionate (and loud) finale.
LSO Platforms: Guildhall Artists
Barbican Hall 5.30pm, free entry
Songs by Hanns Eisler, Alexander von Zemlinsky and Kurt Weill