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Fabio Luisi and NHK Symphony Orchestra - Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Fabio Luisi brings his NHK Symphony Orchestra from Tokyo for perhaps Mahler's best-loved symphony: the Fourth. You will also hear songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn. This concert is part of the Mahler Festival in Het Concertgebouw on 12 May 2025. Note: Tickets will go on sale on 1 June 2024.

Fabio Luisi and NHK Symphony Orchestra - Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Dates
Mon 12 May20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Fabio Luisi conducts the NHK Symphony Orchestra

Born in Italy, Fabio Luisi is currently chief conductor on two continents. In Texas, he succeeded Jaap van Zweden at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. He leads the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo, where he will give two concerts during the Mahler Festival. Yesterday, the Third Symphony was performed; today, it is the Fourth Symphony's turn. Luisi's interpretation was called 'enchanting' by Dallas Morning News.

Mahler's Symphony No. 4

While walking through Austria, a writing book in hand, Mahler got his Fourth Symphony in his mind. Consequently, it sounds remarkably scenic, light and lyrical. The Fourth Symphony initially met with resistance and incomprehension and was slammed by the press. Later, however, the work grew to become perhaps Mahler's best-loved symphony. In this respect, Bruno Walter, Mahler's colleague and friend, was proved right when, after the first performance in Vienna, he lashed out at the boomer press that 'Mahler and his immortal work will be alive long after you are dead and buried'.

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.

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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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Fabio Luisi and NHK Symphony Orchestra - Mahler's Symphony No. 4

Dates
Mon 12 May20:15 - 22:35
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps