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Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

*Grace-Evangeline Mason Mahler’s Letters (world premiere) (15')
- INTERVAL - (20')
Mahler Symphony No.5 (72')

Vasily Petrenko conductor
*Ellie Slorach conductor
*Members from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir

At the beginning of his Fifth Symphony, Gustav Mahler stands alone in a world of tragedy. A trumpet sounds in the darkness; the start of a journey through terror, triumph and (of course) the heart-rending Adagietto - Mahler’s musical love-letter to his young wife. It’s an emotional return for Vasily Petrenko, in music that’s close to his heart. But first, hear the Choir in a brand new work by Grace-Evangeline Mason, based on Mahler's love letters to his wife.

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