Alpine Tour 2022
OFE has a special relationship with the Alps, touring there every year to give unique concerts in areas of outstanding natural beauty that inspired some of the world's greatest composers, including Mahler, Brahms and Strauss. Performing in a range of venues, from remote corners of the mountains to renowned festivals and concert halls, the concerts act as catalysts for a number of environmental and education projects across the Alps, including a new nature reserve set up in Mahler's name, and an outdoor musical event for young children.
These programme has been specially arranged by Artistic Director John Warner in thrilling, virtuosic arrangements for nonet.
Mahler Forum, Klagenfurt (Austria)
Mahler Festival Steinbach am Attersee (Austria)
Gustav Mahler Music Weeks, Toblach (Italy)
Kurpark, Steinach am Brenner (Austria)
Mozarteum Salzburg (Austria)
DVORAK Gypsy Songs
ALMA MAHLER: Fünf Lieder
BERIO: Folk Songs
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1
Plus three world premieres by Doina-Cezara Procopciuc, Maja Osojnik and Carl Druml.
Gabriella Noble mezzo soprano
Soloists from Orchestra for the Earth
John Warner piano/director
‘It is the expression of tremendous love for this Earth, the longing to live upon it in peace, to enjoy nature to its greatest depths…’ (Alban Berg on Mahler’s Ninth Symphony)
Experience Mahler's masterpiece like never before, in a chamber arrangement that is as intimate as it is visceral, performed under breathtaking images of Alpine glaciers.
The natural world that Mahler adored, and that his Ninth Symphony conjures up so beautifully, is under greater threat now than ever before. The Alps have already undergone dramatic changes since Mahler's lifetime, none more apparent than the retreat of glaciers. The science shows that without dramatic and immediate action to de-carbonise, Alpine glaciers will shrink by 95% by the end of the century. Join us for a unique performance of Mahler's masterpiece, and learn how we can avert the crisis we all face.
King's Place, London
MAHLER Symphony No. 9
(80 mins, no interval)
John Warner conductor