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London Symphony Orchestra/Michael Tilson Thomas

Mahler 2

Michael Tilson Thomas conducting

Big questions asked in a big piece – Gustav Mahler’s glorious Resurrection Symphony – as the LSO celebrates Michael Tilson Thomas’ 80th birthday.

Gustav Mahler’s Second Symphony was composed over six years and is written on an epic scale for a huge orchestra, chorus and soloists.

The music takes us from a solemn march to an inspirational, cathartic finale, with interludes of gentle nostalgia, disturbing visions and the simple, angelic beauty of a mezzo-soprano solo along the way.

The LSO is joined by Michael Tilson Thomas for a celebration of our Conductor Laureate’s 80th birthday, and a relationship spanning over five decades. ‘The LSO has been part of my life since I was 24 years old,’ he says. ‘It is always a joy to be reunited and to make great music together.’

The LSO, MTT and Mahler are made for each other, especially in one of the composer’s most powerful symphonies. In Michael Tilson Thomas’ own words, ‘I think Mahler does change the life of all those who play his music.’

This performance will end at approximately 8.25pm (timings subject to change). Please note that there will be no interval.

Produced by the London Symphony Orchestra

Concert supported by LSO Patrons.



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