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Philharmonia Orchestra

International Concert Series Santtu conducts Mahler Symphony no. 5 Fri 23 Sep 2022, 7:45pm The Anvil

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Programme

Clyne
Masquerade
Adams
Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?
Mahler
Symphony no. 5

Víkingur Ólafsson piano

Santtu-Matias Rouvali

The 2022-23 concert series opens with the exuberant Masquerade, inspired by London’s bustling 18th-century pleasure gardens.

John Adams’ piece is a piano concerto in all but name, with propulsive outer movements and a meditative central section. “Combining devilish solos with toe-tapping melodies… devastatingly catchy” (Classical Music).

Mahler’s fifth symphony opens with a grave march, followed by a stormy movement with fluctuating moods. An energetic scherzo marks a turning point, and after the tender Adagietto, the symphony ends joyfully, culminating in a triumphant chorale.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is Anvil Arts’ Orchestra in Partnership.

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