Series L - Saturday Masters
In this Saturday afternoon concert series, you will be cast deep into the symphonic repertoire – from Beethoven and Brahms to Tchaikovsky and Mahler.
If you are one for the great symphonic rumble and roar, you will love this Saturday series, that sends you on a musical journey through some of the greatest classical masterpieces of all time.
The series opens with Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony, where choir, orchestra and song soloists depict Mahler’s revelation of the bright future of mankind – deftly followed by two of Beethoven’s most heroic pieces, and Tchaikovsky’s famous clash with fate in the 5th Symphony.
During the Saturday series over spring, you can experience some of the most vibrant works ever written for orchestra. Lyrical and colourful sounds (Debussy, Ravel and Sibelius, amongst others) meet the primitive force of Stravinsky’s Le sacre du printemps and Wagner’s mythical longing in music from Tristan and Isolde.
As a beautiful finale, the Saturday series ends with stirring choral voices and exceptional song soloists when German master conductor Christoph Eschenbach takes the helm for Brahms’s beloved Requiem.