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    Mahler's Eighth Symphony

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    26 August 19:30 - 21:00
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  • Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

    Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
    Daniel Harding | Conductor

    Edinburgh Festival Chorus
    NYCoS National Girls Choir
    Christopher Bell | Chorus Director

    Lise Lindstrom | Soprano
    Ida Falk Winland | Soprano
    Hanna Husahr | Soprano
    Karen Cargill | Alto
    Marie-Nicole Lemieux | Alto
    Simon O’Neill | Tenor
    Christopher Maltman | Baritone
    Shenyang Bass | Baritone

    Mahler Symphony No. 8

    Sung in German with English supertitles

    ‘A vision of the whole universe ringing and resounding’: that’s how Gustav Mahler described his colossal Eighth Symphony. And the immense forces it requires have understandably earnt it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’.

    Combining a stirring hymn to the creator with a rapturous vision of heaven from the legend of Faust, this is perhaps the grandest symphony of them all, at once euphoric and intensely spiritual.

    British conductor Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony
    Orchestra, enthralled International Festival listeners with his Mahler Nine in 2016.
    A renowned Mahlerian, he returns with the composer’s most visionary creation.

    Join an eminent roster of international solo singers, alongside the choral might of the
    Edinburgh Festival Chorus, for one of music’s most transcendental experiences.

    Supported by
    The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust