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Andris Nelsons conducts Mahler Symphony No. 8

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Hall, Boston, MA

Andris Nelsons, conductor
Latonia Moore, soprano 1
Christine Goerke, soprano 2
Ying Fang, soprano 3
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano 1
Gerhild Romberger, mezzo-soprano 2
Andreas Schager, tenor
Michael Nagy, baritone
Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone
Tanglewood Festival Chorus
 James Burton, conductor
Boys of the St. Paul’s Choir School
 Brandon Straub, Music Director

MAHLER Symphony No. 8

Mahler’s Eighth Symphony, the so-called “Symphony of a Thousand” for eight soloists, large chorus, children’s chorus, organ, and orchestra, was the composer’s most ambitious work philosophically as well as musically. By pairing in this oratorio-like work – a vast setting of the hymn “Veni, creator spiritus” – with the redemptive final scene of Goethe’s Faust, Mahler strives for the widest possible scope of spiritual optimism.

Andris Nelsons conducting

Performance Details

Oct 4, 2024, 8:00pm EDT

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