A chamber arrangement of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony offers the composer’s vision of ‘The Heavenly Life’ in ecstatic clarity.
Soprano and Opera North Chorister Claire Lees joins the company’s Chamber Ensemble for the climactic song, summing up Mahler’s tapestry of innocence and experience: “We lead angelic lives, yet have a merry time of it besides”.
The symphony will be accompanied by companion piece a true blue sky by Carol J Jones, commissioned by the Orchestra of Opera North. Mahler compared the symphony to the “uniform blue of the sky”, which served as the inspiration for this piece.
Part of the Kirklees Concert Season.