Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Petrenko's Mahler

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Thursday 30 March 2017
Wolf Prelude from Der Corregidor (arranged by Mahler)
Wolf Scherzo and Finale
Mahler Symphony No.5

Sunday 2 April 2017
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No.5

Vasily Petrenko conductor

Classic Intro, 30 March only 6.15pm (Music Room) - Norman Lebrecht, one of the most widely-read commentators on music, culture and politics, regular presenter on BBC Radio 3 and author of Why Mahler? returns to Liverpool to discuss Mahler's Symphony No.5.

A lone trumpet sounds in the darkness and Gustav Mahler begins his great struggle from tragedy to triumph – by way of midnight storms, joyous horn-calls, and the most tender love-letter ever written without words: the rapturous Adagietto. “The symphony should be like the world” said Mahler; and with Vasily Petrenko conducting, 70 minutes of music becomes the emotional experience of a lifetime. To start, rarities from a close friend of Mahler’s youth – the doomed genius Hugo Wolf. Played together, they’re a revelation.

Parking for the concert on 30 March is available at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral car park for £4. You can book and pre-pay for parking when you click on ‘Book Tickets’.

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