Classical music

Philharmonia Orchestra - Mahler: Symphony No.5

Part of Classical Season 2017/18

Join the Philharmonia Orchestra to experience the tragedy and triumph of Mahler’s Fifth, conducted by Jakub Hrusa.

After the first rehearsal for the premiere of his Fifth Symphony, Mahler wrote to his wife Alma of a symphony in which `new worlds are forever being engendered, only to crumble into ruin this foaming, roaring, raging sea of sound dancing stars, to these breathtaking, iridescent, and flashing breakers’.

Beginning with a lone trumpet call, Mahler’s symphony summons forth a wall of sound. It journeys from the tragic despair of the first movement to the lasting triumph of the finale via a withdrawal into the achingly beautiful Adagietto movement scored for gossamer like harp and strings.

Also hear the the `enthralling interpretative integrity’ (The Guardian) of Piotr Anderszewski’s pianism, in Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto.


Philharmonia Orchestra
Jakub Hrůsa conductor
Piotr Anderszewski piano


Beethoven: Piano Concerto No.1
Mahler: Symphony No.5

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Royal Festival Hall


£11 - £55
Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)

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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount: 3 – 5 events (10% discount); 6 – 8 events (15% discount); 9 -– 11 events (20% discount); 12 – 14 events (25% discount); 15 or more events (30% discount). Events must be in the 2017/18 season. This discount is not available on Premium seats.


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Book multiple Philharmonia Orchestra events in the same transaction and receive a discount.

3 – 5 events (10% discount)
6 – 8 events (15% discount)
9 – 11 events (20% discount)
12 – 14 events (25% discount)
15 or more events (30% discount)

These discounts are not available on Premium seats or for the following concerts: Christmas Classics (10 Dec 2017) and December Carols at Christmas (14 Dec 2017).