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.
FIFTY FANFARES COMMISSION
SCHUBERT Lieder selections
MAHLER Symphony No.4
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.