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Concertgebouw Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä - Mahler's Symphony No. 1

Klaus Mäkelä leads the Concertgebouw Orchestra in Mahler's First Symphony. It is a stormy, lyrical and inventive piece of music full of images and sounds of nature. This concert is part of the Mahler Festival in Het Concertgebouw on 9 May 2025. Note: Tickets will go on sale on 1 June 2024.

Concertgebouw Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä - Mahler's Symphony No. 1

Dates
Fri 9 May20:15 - 22:35
Sat 10 May13:30 - 16:30
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Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Concertgebouw Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä

In 1903, Gustav Mahler conducted his own work with the Concertgebouw Orchestra for the first time. He was lyrical about orchestra, choirs and audience. 'The music culture in this country is astonishing! The way these people can listen.' Tonight, in the First Symphony, the ensemble is led by Klaus Mäkelä. He has been an artistic partner of the Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2022 and will become chief conductor in 2027. In an interview, he said Mahler's work is probably the best first symphony ever. 'Fascinating how he manages to bring together sounds of nature, dances and childhood memories.'

Mahler's Symphony No. 1

Stormy, lyrical and inventive: Mahler's First Symphony hints forward to all that follows. Mahler arranged his First symphony several times. Central is a theme from one of the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Spring dreams, peasant dances, a real storm, hunting scenes... they culminate in a triumphant finale. Swedish composer Anders Hillborg is writing a new work, the Dutch premiere, which you will hear on 9 May 2025.

Mahler Festival

From 9 to 18 May 2025, Het Concertgebouw is organizing a major Mahler Festival for the third time. After the Mahler Festivities in 1920 and 1995, all of Mahler's symphonies will be heard again in the Main Hall. Among others, they will be performed by the Budapest Festival Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Concertgebouw Orchestra, which was once conducted by Mahler himself. A selection of top soloists and choirs, led by conductors such as Iván Fischer and Jaap van Zweden, devote themselves to these monumental works. More information about the Mahler Festival can be found here.

Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will celebrate its 750th anniversary, marking a year-long celebration. Starting on 27 October 2024, a jubilee year full of activities for all Amsterdammers begins.

Dates and times

Friday 9 May20:15 - 22:35
Saturday 10 May13:30 - 16:30

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Amsterdam 750

On 27 October 2025, Amsterdam will be celebrating its 750th birthday. During the 12-month lead-up to this momentous milestone, the city is going all out. The festival year kicks off on 27 October 2024, filled with various activities from small neighbourhood get-togethers to major cultural events

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Concertgebouw Orchestra and Klaus Mäkelä - Mahler's Symphony No. 1

Dates
Fri 9 May20:15 - 22:35
Sat 10 May13:30 - 16:30
More dates
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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