Los Angeles Philharmonic / Dudamel

Mahler's Symphony No 3

24 March 2016 / 19:30

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Gustavo Dudamel and his Los Angeles orchestra end their London residency in the grandest of styles - with Mahlerís huge Third Symphony.

A hymn to nature, a love song on a cosmic scale Ė Mahlerís Third Symphony is many things. As Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic conclude their Barbican residency, thereís surely no piece more appropriate than this vast celebration of youth, optimism and eternal renewal.

This is the first time Dudamel conducts Malher's Third Symphony in London. For him, Mahlerís Third is 'like reading a book of life'; and The Guardian has compared his performances of Mahler to Leonard Bernsteinís. But Dudamel has his own story to tell with this music, and this chance to hear him tell it with one of the worldís great virtuoso orchestras is likely to be one of the high points of Londonís musical year.

Programme & Performers

Mahler Symphony No 3 in D minor

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Tamara Mumford mezzo soprano
Ladies of the LSO Chorus
Tiffin Boys Choir

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