Don’t miss the capstone Mahler event of the year!
This November, experience the capstone Mahler event of the year when internationally renowned conductor Alexander Briger returns home to lead the acclaimed Australian World Orchestra, performing one of the 20th century’s most celebrated masterpieces, Mahler 9.
Universally revered as one of the leading composers of his generation, Gustav Mahler was a bridging force between musical styles of the 19th and the 20th centuries. A major influence on subsequent generations of musicians, revered American master-conductor Leonard Bernstein described Mahler’s Symphony No. 9 as “Terrifying, and paralysing; the strands of sound disintegrate … in ceasing, we lose it all. But in Mahler’s ceasing, we have gained everything.”
An incomparable musical accomplishment, Mahler 9 carries audiences through a deeply emotional and exhilarating contemplation on the transience of life and the miracle of transfiguration.
“A hymn to the end of all things [and] a love-song to life…” The Guardian
Join the Australian World Orchestra for this gala evening with an extraordinary array of Australian musicians, drawn from the Berlin and Hong Kong Philharmonics; Chicago, London, New Zealand and, Australian state and national Symphony Orchestras and Ensembles, as they combine under the unassailable banner of the Australian World Orchestra to present an unforgettable “orchestral Rolls Royce” concert experience.