Caine’s world

Uri Caine performing at the CBSO Centre in 2007, captured by Birmingham photographer Russ Escritt

Avant-garde jazz pianist contributes to the Mahler Discovery Day with a performance of his acclaimed 1998 album Gustav Mahler – Primal Light at Town Hall on Saturday 5 February, supported by a six piece band, including brass, turntables and cantor.

US  website Jazzloft had this to say: ‘ … a worthy interpreter, adapter and inheritor of Mahler’s legacy who has succeeded in creating a definitive recording that is a confident and original artistic statement full of surprises yet as close to Mahler’s original concept as possible.’

Read the full Jazz Loft article.

Closer to home, one of our favourite jazz critics this side of the Atlantic has written a fantastic preview which might also help to give you an insight into Caine’s world.

Read the full Jazz Breakfast article

Tickets for the concert are available in person from the Town Hall & Symphony Hall Box Office, via telephone on 0121 780 3333 or can be bought online via


About mymahler

Over 2010/11, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham International Concert Season are presenting Birmingham's first ever Mahler cycle, marking the 100th anniversary of Mahler's death and 150 years since his birth. The Birmingham Mahler Cycle features great orchestras and great conductors - and of course, some of the most incredible music ever written.
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