may, 2022

29may19:30London, UK - Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - Mahler, Elgar19:30 Royal Festival Hall


Event Details

Vasily Petrenko, Conductor
Kathryn Rudge, Mezzo-soprano
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Elgar: Sea Pictures
Mahler: Symphony No.6

Royal Festival Hall Programme Note:
Tonight’s concert is one of epic scale. Opening the performance is Elgar’s Sea Pictures, where the orchestra is joined by mezzo-soprano Rudge.

Written only five years after Elgar composed Sea Pictures, the orchestration of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony is vast, featuring massed brass, percussion and strings.

This masterpiece ends in tragedy – indeed, perhaps one of the most anguished endings of the entire repertoire.

Nevertheless, audiences have plenty of opportunity to experience the work’s beauty and joy in a dramatic musical journey before the symphony reaches its fateful conclusion.


(Sunday) 19:30


Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX