Thu 11 May ’2320:15Grote Zaal
Fri 12 May ’2320:15Grote Zaal
Sun 14 May ’2314:15Grote Zaal
83 years after the heart of Rotterdam was destroyed by bombs, the orchestra commemorates the city’s rise from its own ashes with Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. In overwhelming fashion the symphony paints a vision of apocalypse and resurrection. Fear makes way for rapture: ‘There is no punishment and no reward,’ wrote Mahler. ‘An overwhelming love illuminates our being.’
Only if we know our origins can we stay on course. That’s why we need to commemorate.
Mahler symphony no. 2 ‘resurrection’
Lahav Shani conductor | Chen Reiss soprano | Anna Larsson alto | Laurens Symfonisch choir