Fifth Door Ensemble performs a chamber version of Gustav Mahler’s late masterpiece Das Lied von der Erde, conducted by Thomas Blunt with mezzo soprano Jennifer Johnston and tenor Charne Rochford.
Introduced by Stephen Johnson and Anna Picard, and arranged for 15 instruments by Schoenberg and Reiner Riehn, this exquisite ‘song symphony’ synthesizes Mahler’s writing for voice and orchestra, and contrasts themes of darkness and light, desolation and joy.
The Fifth Door Ensemble is a new, innovative collective performing epic masterworks of the repertory in a chamber format. Read the full press release here.
The free pre-show talk with Stephen Johnson and Anna Picard begins at 7.00pm. No need to book – just come along!
This concert is generously supported by The Gustav Mahler Society UK (www.mahlersociety.org)