Entrée-Essentials: Mahler with Klaus Mäkelä

With an imaginative introduction (in Dutch)

Klaus Mäkela for KCO Photo: Marco Borggreve image: www.marcoborggreve.com allrights reserved
Get acquainted with Mahler's First Symphony, one of the essential masterpieces you want to hear, performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra under the direction of future chief conductor Klaus Mäkelä.
A Mahler symphony performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by its artistic partner Klaus Mäkelä is a downright sensation.

Concert programme

  • Gustav Mahler

    Symphony No. 1 'Titan'

Performers

About this concert

The Essentials series introduces you to the masterpieces you will be happy to know, performed by the world-famous Concertgebouw Orchestra and complete with a lively introduction (in Dutch) by the incomparable Thomas Vanderveken. At Essentials we welcome a new generation of music lovers, and the concerts typically have a pleasant informal atmosphere.

A Mahler symphony performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by its artistic partner Klaus Mäkelä is a downright sensation! When Gustav Mahler came to Amsterdam to conduct the Dutch premiere of his First Symphony in 1903, a close collaboration started – so began the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s much-vaunted Mahler tradition. Klaus Mäkelä steps into that tradition with respect and self-confidence. He previously gave stunning interpretations of the Sixth and the Third, now it is time for the First, which he calls Mahler's 'pastoral’ symphony: ‘I’ve always been attracted to its imaginative beauty, and its freshness. The expression is extremely clear, and it contains all the elements of his later work.’

Essentials starts at 9 p.m. with an imaginative introduction to the programme (in Dutch).

Dates and tickets

About this concert

The Essentials series introduces you to the masterpieces you will be happy to know, performed by the world-famous Concertgebouw Orchestra and complete with a lively introduction (in Dutch) by the incomparable Thomas Vanderveken. At Essentials we welcome a new generation of music lovers, and the concerts typically have a pleasant informal atmosphere.

A Mahler symphony performed by the Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by its artistic partner Klaus Mäkelä is a downright sensation! When Gustav Mahler came to Amsterdam to conduct the Dutch premiere of his First Symphony in 1903, a close collaboration started – so began the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s much-vaunted Mahler tradition. Klaus Mäkelä steps into that tradition with respect and self-confidence. He previously gave stunning interpretations of the Sixth and the Third, now it is time for the First, which he calls Mahler's 'pastoral’ symphony: ‘I’ve always been attracted to its imaginative beauty, and its freshness. The expression is extremely clear, and it contains all the elements of his later work.’

Essentials starts at 9 p.m. with an imaginative introduction to the programme (in Dutch).

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