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Thursday 16 September 2010, 7.30pm & Saturday 18 September 2010, 8pmAndris Nelsons conducts Symphony No. 8 (Symphony of a Thousand)City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraAndris 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, 7pmVassily Sinaisky conducts Symphony No. 3City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraVassily Sinaisky – conductor
Susan Bickley – mezzo • Ladies of the CBSO Chorus • CBSO Youth Chorus
Mahler: Symphony No. 3 – 92′Sunday 31 October 2010, 7pmVassily Sinaisky conducts Rückert LiederCBSO Youth OrchestraVassily 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, 2.15pmAndris Nelsons conducts Symphony No. 5City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraAndris 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, 7.30pmVladimir Jurowski conducts Symphony No. 4London Philharmonic OrchestraVladimir 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. 9City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraAndris 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. 9City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraAndris 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 DayStephen Johnson – presenterSaturday 5 February 2011, 7.30pmat Town Hall, Birmingham (booking opens soon)
Uri Caine meets MahlerThursday 10 February 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
KindertotenliederCity 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 OrchestraSakari Oramo – conductorSaturday 19 March 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Antonio Pappano conducts Symphony No. 1Orchestra of the Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, RomeAntonio Pappano – conductorBoris Berezovsky – pianoVerdi: 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. 7London Symphony OrchestraValery Gergiev – conductorMahler: Symphony No. 7 – 78′Tuesday 29 March 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Jac van Steen conducts Symphony No. 6City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraJac van Steen – conductorMahler: Symphony No. 6 – 85′Wednesday 18 May 2011, 7.30pm (book now)
Sakari Oramo conducts Symphony No. 2City of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraSakari Oramo – conductor
Jane Irwin – soprano
Renata Pokupić – mezzo
Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection)Sunday 12 June 2011, 7pm (book now)
Sir Simon Rattle conducts Das Lied von der ErdeCity of Birmingham Symphony OrchestraSir Simon Rattle – conductor
Magdalena Kožená – mezzo
Michael Schade – tenor
Messiaen: Et exspecto resurrectionem mortuorum – 26′Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde – 59′
Welcome to My Mahler!
Over 2010/11, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and the Birmingham International Season present 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.
Mahler's music is unrivalled in the powerful emotional reactions it inspires. So, as we go on an exhilarating journey through this mind-blowing musical world, we want to hear your thoughts, feelings and reactions. Whether he moves you to tears, sends a shiver down your spine, or leaves you with a deep sense of peace, your response is sure to be as individual as you are - your Mahler.
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