Classical music
Orchestra

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo, Paavo Järvi

Part of Classical Season

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo perform Takemitsu’s haunting Requiem for strings alongside Mahler’s passionately melancholic Sixth Symphony.

It was Stravinsky who first brought international attention to Takemitsu’s music after he came across a recording of the Requiem on a visit to Japan in 1959.

Its slow, yearning melodies lead into Mahler’s monumental ‘Tragic’ Symphony, known for the three sledgehammer blows in its final movement, which represent the blows of fate. The most traditional of Mahler’s symphonies, it draws listeners into its bleak yet irresistible momentum.

Considered by many to be Japan’s foremost orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1926 and over the years has attracted such illustrious conductors as Herbert von Karajan, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Herbert Blomstedt.

Performers

NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokyo
Paavo Järvi conductor

Repertoire

Takemitsu: Requiem for strings
Mahler: Symphony No.6

WHERE

Royal Festival Hall
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need to know

There is no interval in this performance which ends at approx. 9.15pm

Ticketing
£7 student tickets are available via the Student Pulse app in the month before this concert. Some of these seats are on the stage. Download the app from any app store or go to www.studentpulse.mobi.

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