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DUOS: Mahler, Finzi, Schoenberg

Sat 17 Jun 2017 , 7:30 pm

| £20

Durham University Chamber Orchestra 
Finzi: Romance for String Orchestra
Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No.2
John Reddel – conductor

Durham University Symphony Orchestra
Mahler: Symphony No.1
Alex Mackinder – conductor

John Reddel and the Chamber Orchestra’s string section begin the concert with the Finzi, allowing them to show off their warmth and sonority through the light-hearted yet nostalgic Romance. Following this, they are joined by the rest of the Chamber Orchestra for Schoenberg’s Chamber Symphony No. 2. The intricate texture allows great clarity which brings the individuality of the performers to the fore as they weave this unusual tapestry.

Mahler’s Symphony No. 1.  begins with an evocation of nature and progresses through a number of folk tunes, including a funereal Frère Jacques introduced by the double-basses, before the final movement’s opening lets loose a colossal outburst of despair, which by the ending of the work has transformed into a glorious expression of triumph, with the help of an eight-strong horn section and two sets of timpani,  – a fitting climax for the graduating members playing in their last concert with the Orchestral Society.

Front Nave – £20 adult, £17 concession
Back Nave  – £15 Adult, £10 concession
Available from Durham University Music Society via the link below


Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017

Time: 7:30 pm

Tickets: £20

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Durham Cathedral
Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3EL United Kingdom

Phone: 0191 386 4266



Durham University Orchestral Society



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