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Oramo conducts Mahler

Gustav Mahler Symphony No 6

Sakari Oramo conductor

Sakari Oramo conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in Mahler’s tragic Sixth Symphony: a powerful opening to our new concert season.

Art imitates life – it isn’t meant to happen the other way round. Mahler’s Sixth Symphony imagines a hero destroyed by three devastating blows of fate. But after he’d filled every bar of this immense symphony with his most heartfelt feelings, that’s exactly what happened to Mahler himself. Dark, tempestuous and filled with yearning visions of hope, it’s a musical experience that leaves few listeners unmoved. 

The Sixth Symphony is a mighty challenge for any conductor and orchestra, and this should be a landmark in Sakari Oramo’s ongoing journey through the Mahler symphonies with the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Bachtrack described their performance of Mahler’s Third Symphony at the 2023 BBC Proms as 'an electrifying account', and in this opening concert of the new BBC SO season the emotional stakes are even higher. 

This performance will end at approximately 9pm.

Presented by the BBC Symphony Orchestra


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