Bayerisches Staatsorchester: Mahler 7

Conducted by Kirill Petrenko

Kirill Petrenko conducting the Bayerisches Staatsorchester
Play button icon

Kirill Petrenko conducts Mahler’s Seventh Symphony in this rare London appearance with one of the world’s finest orchestras.

‘The symphony must be like the world’ declared Mahler. ‘It must embrace everything’. And in his Seventh and most colourful symphony, he brings together love songs, nocturnes and dark visions, to create a sonic universe like no other.

The delirious moodswings and virtuosic writing of the Seventh make it a magnificent showcase for any orchestra, and the Bavarian State Orchestra is deeply versed in the German Romantic performance tradition. Under its music director Kirill Petrenko – recently appointed as Simon Rattle’s successor at the Berlin Philharmonic – it’s reaffirmed its place amongst the world’s leading orchestras: this should be intensely worth hearing.

Download the programme

6.30pm Pre-concert talk

Discover

Collection: Classical Music

From world-class international orchestras and ensembles, top soloists and musicians to innovative young talents, discover exclusive content from our classical programme and creative learning projects with Guildhall School of Music & Drama. 

Play button icon
Photo of orchestra in the Barbican Hall

Podcast: Classical Music

Hear interviews, performances and exclusive tracks from the world’s finest classical musicians and performers, Barbican resident orchestras and our international associates in Barbican Classical Music podcasts.

Available on iTunes, Spotify and Acast

Barbican Hall