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Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

November 11, 2017, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On experiencing Niagara Falls Mahler is supposed to have observed ‘Fortissimo at last!’ Perhaps he’d forgotten the climax of his Resurrection Symphony! We team up with Bath Symphony Orchestra for a symphonic epic that is literally out of this world.

Mahler Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

Bath Symphony Orchestra
Bristol Choral Society
Eugene Monteith Conductor

Llio Evans Soprano
Samantha Price Contralto

The Forum, Bath

With ten horns, ten trumpets, three deep un-tuned bells, and ‘the largest possible contingent of strings’, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 isn’t for the faint-hearted. Then again neither is its subject which interrogates life, death and transcendence in a vast musical span that finally, ushered in by a hushed and magical mezzo solo, bursts orchestral bounds to include voices. When the choir steals in softly with ‘Aufersteh’n’, ‘Rise again’, time stands still; the ending, a blazing chorale of unmediated ecstasy, overwhelms. We’ve already sung the formidable ‘Symphony of a Thousand’ under Richard Hickox. Join us as the Mahlerian Odyssey continues.

Tickets £17. Students and under-18s £7. Available from  The Forum Box Office on 0844 888 9991 or from The Forum’s website.

Tickets are available from The Forum’s box office:
Telephone: 0844 888 9991
Online: The Forum website
Tickets cost £17. Students and under-18s £7.


November 11, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The Forum, Bath