Prom 69: Tuesday 6th September at 7.30 p.m. (Wagner, Rihm, Mahler)
The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra returns for the second of two concerts with its Music Director Manfred Honeck. Mahler's turbulent Fifth Symphony is the main work. Written whilst he was recuperating from a sudden life-threatening illness, it is full of nostalgia. The famous Adagietto leads into a wonderfully transformative final movement. Before this the orchestra are joined by the celebrated German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter for 'Time Chant' - a never ending aria by her compatriot, Wolfgang Rihm. Wagner's ethereal Prelude to Lohengrin opens the programme.
Wagner: Lohengrin (Prelude, Act 1)
Wolfgang Rihm: Gesungene Zeit
Mahler: Symphony no. 5
Anne-Sophie Mutter (violin)
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
Manfred Honeck (conductor)
Last edited by Eine Alpensinfonie; 06-09-11 at 17:07.
Looks an interesting one. But sold out, so if I want to attend, it will mean queuing in the Proms queue.
Could any one give me an idea of how long I should queue in order to be sure of getting in?
Well I can't believe it will attract the same level of interest as the Venezuelans, so my normal recommendation of getting there before most people can get out of work should be fine. So 16:30 should be pretty safe, and even 17:00 should give you pretty good chance
Many thanks - I'll see if I can make it.
Originally Posted by David Underdown
I forgot to list the main work in the concert. :doh:
All corrected now.
Just back from the hall - overall not as good a concert as last night. The Rihm ensuring a fairly damp first half which extended to the encore !
Mahler was pretty impressive - particularly in the brass. Some people might feel it was too "full throttle" - I heard mutterings as I left the hall. But overall it was pretty impressive playing
The Arts Desk Review summed it up for me, particularly on the Rihm
I will have to get an Arena season ticket next year. I didn't fancy standing for two hours in the after effects of Hurricane Irene - and so missed an excellent concert.