Concerts – The Birmingham Mahler Cycle

For more information on any of the concerts in the Birmingham Mahler Cycle, click on the date; to go straight to our online box office, click ‘book now’.
 
Thursday 16 September 2010, 7.30pm
& Saturday 18 September 2010, 8pm
Andris Nelsons conducts Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons – conductor
Marina Shaguch – soprano • Erin Wall – soprano • Carolyn Sampson – soprano • Katarina Karnéus – mezzo
Mihoko Fujimura – mezzo • Sergei Semishkur – tenor • Christopher Maltman – baritone • Matthew Best – bass
CBSO Chorus, Youth Chorus & Children’s Chorus, Hallé Choir
Mahler: Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand) – 85′
 
Wednesday 13 October 2010, 7.30pm 
& Saturday 16 October 2010, 7pm 
Vassily Sinaisky conducts Symphony No. 3
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky – conductor
Susan Bickley – mezzo • Ladies of the CBSO Chorus • CBSO Youth Chorus
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 – 92′ 
 
Sunday 31 October 2010, 7pm 
Vassily Sinaisky conducts Rückert Lieder
CBSO Youth Orchestra
Vassily Sinaisky – conductor
Katarina Karnéus – mezzo
Wagner: Tannhäuser – Overture – 14′
Mahler: Rückert Lieder – 18′
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 11 (The Year 1905) – 65′
 
Tuesday 23 November 2010, 7.30pm 
& Wednesday 24 November 2010, 2.15pm 
Andris Nelsons conducts Symphony No. 5
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons – conductor
Simon Halsey – conductor*
CBSO Youth Chorus & CBSO Children’s Chorus*
Laurence Jackson & Zoë Beyers – violin†
Weir: Storm* – 20′
Bach: Concerto for in D minor for two violins†
Mahler: Symphony No. 5 – 72′ 
 
Thursday 2 December 2010, 7.30pm 
Vladimir Jurowski conducts Symphony No. 4
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski – conductor
Steven Osborne – piano
Christine Schäfer – soprano
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 – 32′
Mahler: Symphony No. 4 – 54′
 
Wednesday 2 February 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Andris Nelsons conducts Symphony No. 9
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons – conductor
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Ulrich Heinen – cello
Turnage: Kai – 18′
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 – 87′
 
Thursday 3 February 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Tuned In: Mahler Symphony No. 9
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Andris Nelsons – conductor
Stephen Johnson – presenter
Introduction to Mahler’s 9th Symphony, with live orchestral illustrations – 30′
Mahler: Symphony No. 9 – 87′
 
Saturday 5 February 2011, 2.30pm-5pm at CBSO Centre (book now)
Mahler Discovery Day
Stephen Johnson – presenter
 
Saturday 5 February 2011, 7.30pm at Town Hall, Birmingham (booking opens soon)
Uri Caine meets Mahler
 
Thursday 10 February 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Kindertotenlieder
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Karl-Heinz Steffens – conductor
Christianne Stotijn – mezzo
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (Unfinished) – 22′
Mahler: Kindertotenlieder – 23′
Dvořák: Symphony No. 7 – 38′ 
 
Wednesday 23 February 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Sakari Oramo conducts Symphony No. 10 (completed by Deryck Cooke)
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo – conductor
 
Saturday 19 March 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Antonio Pappano conducts Symphony No. 1
Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome
Antonio Pappano – conductor
Boris Berezovsky – piano
Verdi: Aida – Sinfonia – 12′
Liszt: Piano Concerto No. 1 – 20′
Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – 53′
 
Friday 25 March 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Valery Gergiev conducts Symphony No. 7
London Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev – conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 7 – 78′
 
Tuesday 29 March 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Jac van Steen conducts Symphony No. 6
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Jac van Steen – conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 – 85′
 
Wednesday 18 May 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Sakari Oramo conducts Symphony No. 2
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sakari Oramo – conductor
Jane Irwin – soprano
Renata Pokupić – mezzo
CBSO Chorus
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)
 
Sunday 12 June 2011, 7pm (book now)
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Das Lied von der Erde
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle – conductor
Magdalena Kožená – mezzo
Michael Schade – tenor
Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum – 26′
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde – 59′ 
 
 
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One Response to Concerts – The Birmingham Mahler Cycle

  1. Stephen Brand says:

    I would just like to give hearfelt thanks to everyone who took part in the performance of Mahlers 8th Symphony last night (18th Sep). I was in the middle of the second row and had the sensation of actually being in the orchestra as I was surrounded on all sides by stunning music, beautifully played. At times I was pinned into my seat – quite mesmerised. Mahlers music has a way of raising the qualities of life to dizzying heights – as signified by the directions of Andris Nelsons during the very last few bars.

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