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Vasily Petrenko's Mahler: Symphony of a Thousand

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Royal Albert HallKensington Gore, London, Greater London, SW7 2AP, United Kingdom
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Even by Mahler’s standards, his Symphony No.8, nicknamed ‘Symphony of a Thousand’, is a work of immense proportions.

Vasily Petrenko, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s new Music Director, is joined onstage at the magnificent Royal Albert Hall by a stellar line-up of soloists, massed choirs and an organ, for what promises to be a titanic performance of this rarely heard masterpiece. Written in two halves, Part I employs the text of a 9th century hymn ‘Veni Creator Spiritus’ (‘Come Creator Spirit’), and Part II – inspired by the final scene of Goethe’s Faust – sees Faust’s soul rescued from the clutches of the Devil, then ascend to Heaven in a blaze of glory.

Please note that the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir will unfortunately no longer be able to participate in this rescheduled date (as originally advertised) due to other performance commitments.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet.

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