BBC Symphony Orchestra / Belohlavek

1 December 2012 / 19:30

Tickets £10 – 30

Schumann Piano Concerto
Mahler Symphony No 2 in C minor ‘Resurrection'

BBC Symphony Orchestra
Jiri Belohlávek
Chen Reiss soprano
Katarina Karnéus mezzo-soprano
Francesco Piemontesi piano
Guildhall Symphony Chorus

A performance of Mahler’s mighty ‘Resurrection’ Symphony is always an occasion. From its menacing opening to its delightful Ländler to the luminous choral crescendo leading to spiritual exaltation it’s one of Mahler’s most inspired works. Swedish mezzo-soprano Katarina Karnéus makes a welcome return to these shores, partnered by rising Israeli star soprano Chen Reiss under the baton of Conductor Laureate Jiří Bělohlávek . Another rising star is Swiss-born Francesco Piemontesi, a former BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, noted for the intelligence and distinctive insight of his interpretations. He tackles Schumann’s Romantic concerto, a love letter in music to its first performer Clara Schumann.

Pre-concert talk, 6.00pm, Fountain Room
An introduction to the music in tonight’s concert

This event is part of:
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013
Oratorios, opera and choral
BBC Symphony Orchestra 2012–2013 multibuy
All classical music events - 2012–2013 season


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