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Summer evening concert: Pijper and Mahler

Big orchestra02 Sep '22 - 04 Sep '22(Past)

Two towering symphonies that rival one another in orchestral opulence.

2hours
110-115musicians
1break

‘Everything worked,’ Pijper wrote after a performance of his Second Symphony. ‘The music had the audience in a vice-like grip throughout.’ His magnum opus was soon consigned to oblivion, however: no orchestra was able to raise the 112 musicians required – even more than for Mahler’s First. Now, 101 years after its completion, the symphony is about to be resurrected at full strength. Concertgoers, brace yourselves.

Programme & performers

Ligeti
Atmosphères

Pijper
Symphony No. 2

Mahler
Symphony No. 1

An hour prior to the concert on 2 September there is a concert introduction in the Van Cappellenzaal.

ConductorLahav Shani

Download the programme notes for this concert below.

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Pijper's Symphony No. 2
We want to use the full power of the orchestra as much as we can.
Lahav Shani

All play dates of Summer evening concert: Pijper and Mahler

Friday 02 Sep 20228:15 PM
RotterdamDe Doelen (Grand Hall)
past
Sunday 04 Sep 20228:00 PM
BerlinBerliner Philharmonie
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