17th November / 7:30pm / LSO St. Luke’s
By turns elegiac, sorrowful and celebratory, the astonishingly rich tradition of European Jewish folk music might have been lost completely as a result of the Holocaust, but survived and came to flourish anew in the Jewish diaspora. This project pairs the sounds of klezmer with the first symphonic creation of Gustav Mahler, whose own fascination with traditional folk music is vividly evident in this work. Iain Farrington’s new chamber orchestra arrangement of the symphony follows in the footsteps of Schoenberg’s Mahler reductions of the 1920s, bringing intimacy and piercing clarity whilst stretching players to the furthest limits of virtuosity.
LSO St Luke’s
161 Old St London EC1V 9NG
Mahler (arr. Farrington) Symphony No. 1
Plus klezmer, with special guests to be announced.
£12 / £18 / £25 (20% student discount available) from the LSO St Luke’s website or by phone on 020 7638 8891.