Summer evening concert: Pijper and Mahler
Fri 2 Sep ’2220:15Grote Zaal
‘Everything worked,’ Pijper wrote after a performance of his Second Symphony. ‘The music had the audience in a vice-like grip throughout.’ His magnum opus was soon consigned to oblivion, however: no orchestra was able to raise the 112 musicians required – even more than for Mahler’s First. Now, 101 years after its completion, the symphony is about to be resurrected at full strength. Concertgoers, brace yourselves.
We want to use the full power of the orchestra as much as we can
Pijper symphony no. 2 | Mahler symphony no. 1
Lahav Shani conductor