University Symphony Orchestra

Saturday 9 March 2019 at 7.00PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

George Clark baritone

Joshua Griffith piano

John Stringer conductor

Watershed Year

Alma Mahler     Fünf Lieder (1910)

Max Richter      Prelude 1908

Gustav Mahler      Symphony no. 9 (1909)

After Mahler’s fateful 1907 (including the death of his daughter) he embarked on his Ninth Symphony; this performance marks the 100th anniversary of its completion. It is an extraordinary work of deep and wild contrasts and is often read as a farewell to both Vienna and his wife, but ultimately it is a resignation to fate. The symphony is preceded by Max Richter’s short Prelude 1908, extracted from his album Memoryhouse, described as a ‘journey through the beauty and tragedy of 20th-century Europe’. The concert opens with the first set of Alma Mahler’s Lieder that Gustav chose to publish in 1910 as a belated, and conciliatory, gesture after the breakdown of his marriage.

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Tickets: £13; concessions £11; students £3

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