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Mahler’s Fourth Symphony

Heavenly Voices

Experience the might and magnificence of Mahler. Not one for half-measures, the composer believed a symphony should be like the world, “it must contain everything.”

Book your tickets: Thu 06 May

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Sydney Town Hall
Venue
Sydney Town Hall
**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

In his Fourth Symphony, he takes us to the heavens themselves as we travel through the gates of paradise and into angelic realms.

Mahler chose to do something no composer had ever done before by ending his symphony with a song for solo voice. Titled, ‘The Heavenly Life’, the song’s air of bright innocence captures the symphony’s overall sense of gemütlichkeit – an untranslatable German word that suggests both belonging and cosiness. Settle in as Principal Guest Conductor Donald Runnicles leads us to paradise.

Program

FIFTY FANFARES COMMISSION
SCHUBERT Lieder selections
MAHLER Symphony No.4

Artists

DONALD RUNNICLES conductor
JACQUELINE PORTER
soprano

SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY

The Sydney Symphony will continue to apply NSW Public Health Orders as they relate to ticketing and seating arrangements. As these Orders can change at very short notice, we will be allocating seats closer in time to concert dates than we have in previous seasons. This will allow us to maintain a COVID-19 safe environment.