Resurrection, renewal and starting afresh, expressed in music under the baton of Maestro Josep Pons

At its first performance in Berlin in 1895, Mahler's second symphony – the first to include voices (soprano, contralto and chorus) – was conducted by the musician from Bohemia in person. A monumental and intensely emotional work containing allusions to his own life, it is seen as a symbol of hope in the afterlife, as the title reflects.

Few works could recall more eloquently how the Liceu itself rose from its ashes just twenty years ago and re-opened its doors with renewed hope in the future.

The Liceu's orchestra and chorus, under the experienced baton of Josep Pons, rise to meet the challenge.

Artistic profile

Chen Reiss, soprano
Karen Cargill, mezzosoprano
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Conductor of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia
Josep Pons
Orfeó Català
Artistic Director
Simon Halsey
Principal Directorr
Pablo Larraz

March 2020

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