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Memorial concert: Mahler 2

Big orchestra11 May '23 - 17 May '23(Past)

83 years after Rotterdam was destroyed by bombs, we commemorate the city’s rise from its own ashes.


83 years after the heart of Rotterdam was destroyed by bombs, the orchestra commemorates the city’s rise from its own ashes with Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. In overwhelming fashion the symphony paints a vision of apocalypse and resurrection. Fear makes way for rapture: ‘There is no punishment and no reward,’ wrote Mahler. ‘An overwhelming love illuminates our being.’

The concert on Sunday 14 May at 2:15 PM will be livestreamed on

Programme & performers

Symphony No. 2 ‘Resurrection’

An hour prior to the concert on 11, 12 and 14 May there is a concert introduction in the Party Hall.

ConductorLahav Shani
SopranoChen Reiss
AltoAnna Larsson
Laurens Symfonisch
Fear gives way to delight
A vision of apocalypse and rebirth
Only if we know our origins can we stay on course. That’s why we need to commemorate.
Lahav Shani

All play dates of Memorial concert: Mahler 2

Thursday 11 May 20238:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Friday 12 May 20238:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Saturday 13 May 20237:00 PM
Dortmund (Germany)Konzerthaus
Sunday 14 May 20232:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
Tuesday 16 May 20238:15 PM
AmsterdamHet Concertgebouw (Grand Hall)
Wednesday 17 May 20238:15 PM
EindhovenMuziekgebouw (Grand Hall)

Watch, listen and marvel:

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Chamber music
Seong-Jin Cho
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