Mahler 4 and Sibelius 6

Mahler 4 and Sibelius 6
16 - 29 June 2014

SIBELIUS Symphony No.6
MAHLER Symphony No.4

 

Richard Tognetti’s critically acclaimed and award-winning direction of our large-scale orchestral concerts are an annual highlight. Under his direction, our Beethoven 9 concerts won Limelight’s Best Orchestral Concert in 2012.

For the next step in his symphony series, Tognetti tackles the biggest symphonic configuration in ACO history, featuring two ACO premieres penned by two of history’s greatest composers for the form.

Tognetti explores how astounding and diverse the symphonic experience can be, pairing the shortest and sweetest of all Mahler’s symphonies, the radiant 'Heavenly' Symphony No.4, with Sibelius’ serenely beautiful Symphony No.6, which the composer said always reminded him 'of the scent of the first snow.'