Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


Royal Festival Hall
Southbank Centre
Belvedere Rd



Helmut LachenmannTableau for orchestra
Gustav MahlerSymphony no.2 in C minor 'Resurrection'


Sir Simon Rattle – Conductor
Kate Royal – Soprano
Magdalena Kozená – mezzo-soprano

Berliner Philharmoniker
London Symphony Chorus
City of Birmingham Symphony Chorus

Programme Note

Composed a century apart, these two works share an intense engagement with the natural and imagined world.

The alluring textures of Lachenmann's virtuosic musique concrète instrumentale – vaulting brass, cross-hatched strings, darting woodwind and splintered metallic percussion – provide a prelude to the climax of The London Residency: a dramatic symphonic epic with Dies Irae plainchant, pastoral dance, teeming fish, a rose, a nightingale, primal light, off-stage brass, transcendent solo voices and a vast choir.

Hear musicians from the Berliner Philharmoniker play Schubert's Octet and more on Friday 13 February. Book tickets.

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