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RECENT EVENTS - Prom 57: Mahler - Symphony No. 2, 'Resurrection'

Friday 29 August 2014 - 7:30 PM

Proms 2014 Prom 57 Daniel Harding © Harald Hoffmann

Scheduled end time: 9:10pm

Mahler
Symphony No. 2 in C minor, 'Resurrection' 85'

Kate Royal soprano
Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano

Swedish Radio Choir
Philharmonia Chorus
Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding
conductor

There will be no interval

In a symphony that took over six years to complete, Mahler wrestles with the essential questions of all humanity. Birth, death and the fragile stages in between are the subject of this grand musical exploration that culminates in a glowing, transcendent choral finale.

At the head of tonight's huge musical forces is Daniel Harding. Following his two Proms performances last year, he appears for the first time as Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra.

He is joined by soloists Christianne Stotijn and Kate Royal, who also sang the role of the Marschallin in Strauss's Der Rosenkavalier earlier in this Proms festival.