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Mahler songs with Julius Drake, Catriona Morison and James Newby

Pianist Julius Drake accompanies mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison and baritone James Newby in a Mahler program, especially for the Mahler Festival. Included on 9 May 2025 in the Concertgebouw are the five lyrical Rückert-Lieder and the Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. Note: Tickets will go on sale on 1 June 2024.

Mahler songs with Julius Drake, Catriona Morison and James Newby

Dates
Fri 9 May13:00 - 14:00
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
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Catriona Morison & James Newby

This first Recital Hall concert of the Mahler Festival focuses on Mahler's most beautiful songs. Today's most important Lieder accompanist, pianist Julius Drake, flanks vocalists he admires. Scottish mezzo-soprano Catriona Morison is praised for her refined yet full voice. 'A real star,' according to the Times. You will also hear baritone James Newby, the Kathleen Ferrier Award winner. He recently released the acclaimed album Fallen to Dust.

Mahler songs

Julius Drake chose a series of songs full of drama and poetry for Morison and Newby. That poetry sometimes comes from Mahler himself, as today in Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen. 'When my dearest marries' is the name of one of the songs. The lady did not marry Mahler, who experienced this as a 'glowing knife' in his heart. He processed all his frustration and sorrow in this stirring song cycle. In the five lyrical Rückert-Lieder, he shows a happier side.

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.

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Mahler songs with Julius Drake, Catriona Morison and James Newby

Dates
Fri 9 May13:00 - 14:00
Location
Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
Concertgebouwplein 10
1071 LN Amsterdam
show in Google Maps