Fearless and unconventional, uncompromising and brilliant – Gustav Mahler is one of the most important composers in history, and at the heart of his incredible musical legacy are the symphonies.
Embracing cultural differences and challenging musical traditions, he created music so powerful and passionate that it still resonates with audiences today – music to be experienced, not simply heard.
Fans of his work include Leonard Bernstein, Sir Simon Rattle and Eugene Ormandy, and in 2020, Chief Conductor, Vasily Petrenko and Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir will show you exactly why – performing all nine symphonies in one year.
Ten years on from his landmark Mahler cycle in our 2009-10 season, Vasily Petrenko will once again share his passion for these symphonies, presenting them in chronological order across 2020.
Before each concert, Vasily Petrenko will provide an introduction from stage, to help you get even more from the experience.
Whether you’re new to Mahler, or a lifelong fan, join us for this journey through love, nature, life, death, rebirth, light, heaven, fate and the universe.
Mahler Symphony No. 8
As part of our Mahler symphony cycle in 2020, Vasily Petrenko, along with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir, head to the magnificent Royal Albert Hall in London to perform Mahler 8.
The remaining symphony will be performed in Autumn/Winter 2020
The Mahler Experience
To complement the Symphony Cycle, we are delighted to present a series of special events – each offering you an insight into different aspects of Mahler’s music, life and passions.
Combining guest speakers, food, drink, fun and of course, music – come and join us for one or all of these sociable and fun events. Meet fellow music lovers and immerse yourself in a world of Mahler.
Monday 3 February 2020 7:30pm Liverpool Philharmonic Hall
Transatlantic Sessions returns to the UK and promises, in the words of one critic, “…a mash-up of Celtic and American roots sounds in a sterling, invigorating and immensely satisfying night of music.” Country Standard Time, 2017