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Schubert & Mahler

Musical Poets

**Booking fee of $8.95 may apply

Duration

This concert will conclude at approximately 3.45pm on Saturday.

Pre-Concert

There will be no pre-concert talk prior to this performance commencing.

Program

Behind every great piece is a great story. Have a read through the program book to get all the details.

With over 600 songs and vocal works to his name, the Austrian was well-known for setting poetry to music.

Schubert’s compositions swell with all the wistful emotion, individualism and drama of the poetry of the Romantic era.

In Mahler’s Fourth Symphony, we hear another poetry lover at play. It’s the last of his symphonies inspired by songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), a collection of German folk poems. Hearing a voice woven into a symphony is at once innocently nostalgic and powerfully divine. Umberto Clerici leads us on this journey through poetic music.

Concert Update: 22 March 2021
Donald Runnicles, who was to conduct this concert, is no longer able to come to Australia. We are excited to announce regular guest conductor Umberto Clerici as his replacement.

Program

SCHUBERT
Gretchen am Spinnrade
Serenade (Ständchen)
Nacht und Träume
Du bist die Ruh

MAHLER Symphony No.4

Artists

UMBERTO CLERICI 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.