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Philharmonia Orchestra - Esa-Pekka Salonen: Mahler 3

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra perform Mahler’s epic Third Symphony, a six-movement ode to the natural world.

The first of five Mahler symphonies performed by the Philharmonia this season: Mahler’s Third Symphony, written beside an Austrian mountain lake, is a work where `nature acquires a voice and tells profound secrets’.

Mahler’s sound-world is all-encompassing. Flowing from the intense summer heat of the first movement’s driving fanfares and marches, the third movement journeys to a moonlit forest before a descent in the fourth into darkness, its eerie rocking motif ushering in a haunting mezzo-soprano solo.

Finally, the music breaks out onto Mahler’s vision of heaven in a staggering slow movement, its immense final bars issuing thundering timpani to bring everything on earth to a triumphant standstill.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano
Philharmonia Voices (Ladies)
Tiffin Boys' Choir


Mahler: Symphony No.3

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Royal Festival Hall


£11 - £55
Booking fee: £3.50 (Members £0.00)
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Performance time
Please note start time of 3pm.
There is no interval in this performance which ends at approx. 4.45pm

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