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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. In this oratorio-like work, Mahler pairs a vast setting of the hymn “Veni, creator spiritus” with the redemptive final scene of Goethe’s Faust, striving for the widest possible scope of spiritual optimism.

Andris Nelsons conducting

Performance Details

Oct 5, 2024, 8:00pm EDT

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