Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus
Mahler's Symphony No. 3
Sunday 10 May, 7.30pm
St Andrew's Hall
Following their memorable performance of Mahler’s massive 8th Symphony, bringing almost 2,000 people to their feet at the Showground Arena in the 2016 Festival, the Norwich Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus return with the composer’s epic 3rd Symphony. Conducted by Matthew Andrews, they are joined by the children’s voices of Norwich Cathedral Choir and the outstanding British mezzo soprano, Sara Fulgoni, as soloist.
Mahler composed his 3rd symphony over two summers in 1895 and 1896 hidden away in a lakeside mountain hut, inspired by the sights and sounds around him: “in it the whole of nature finds a voice”, he declared of the work. With 7 movements and a performance time of around 100 minutes, it’s the longest symphony in the repertoire and was voted one of the ten greatest symphonies of all time in a survey of conductors by BBC Music Magazine.
Renowned for the rich, lustrous quality of her voice, as well as her remarkable stage presence, Sara Fulgoni has performed at the world’s major venues all to critical acclaim. In recent seasons, she has performed Mahler’s 3rd Symphony with the Bergen Philharmonic and Andrew Litton and she has recorded the 8th Symphony for Decca with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and Riccardo Chailly.
‘There was a tremendous sense of occasion throughout the evening, and the spontaneous standing ovation at the end said it all.’ Eastern Daily Press
Venue: St Andrew's Hall
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Tickets: £11.00, £21.00, £27.00, £29.00
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