Our Mahler 2 concert was listed as 9th Best of the Year!
“What perished must rise again”, in the words of Mahler’s Symphony No 2, Resurrection (1895), which launched Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s new season. Ligeti’s Lontano (1967), tiny repetitions creating sonic mist, was a smart prelude to the apocalyptic visions of Mahler. Celebrating his 10th anniversary as chief conductor, Kirill Karabits steered his colossal forces – choir, soloists (Nadine Weissmann and Lise Lindstrom) and musicians must have numbered 250 – with tight precision and vital sense of scale. At the redemptive finale, chorus, offstage bands, massed horns, trumpets, trombones, double timpani, harps, gongs, bells and all made the floor itself vibrate. Broadcast live on Radio 3.