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Mahler Symphony No 2

New York Philharmonic

New York Phil encore

Mahler’s Resurrection opens on the brink of the abyss and finishes at the end and rebirth of all existence. Every performance is special, but how much more so when the orchestra is Mahler’s own?

Jaap van Zweden is intensely aware of that illustrious heritage. ‘The New York Philharmonic carries the DNA of all the great conductors and all the great concerts with them’ he says. ‘My tradition and their tradition meet in the middle all the time.’

But there are unlikely to be any compromises in a work as shattering as Mahler’s life-and-death epic: just full-blooded commitment from one of the world’s great orchestras to close their two-concert residency.

End-time to be announced nearer the event.

Pre-concert talk

6.15pm Barbara Haws, Archivist and Historian Emeritus of the New York Philharmonic discusses Mahler's New York: a legacy of love and leadership

Free to ticket-holders. 


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Composer Focus – Episode 3: Gustav Mahler with Sir Antonio Pappano

In episode three, host Edward Seckerson is joined by conductor and pianist Sir Antonio Pappano to discuss Gustav Mahler, whose extreme, powerful and raw symphonic writing stretches both conductors and orchestras to their limits.

Cocktails, concrete and tonnes of charm

Pop into the Martini Bar for a pre-performance tipple, with Happy Hour from 5-6pm

Barbican Hall