Mahler's Eighth SymphonyGig
26 August 19:30 - 21:00
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.
The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust