Symphony of a Thousand

Tue. 28.5.2024 7 PM
Wed. 29.5.2024 7 PM
Concert Hall, Helsinki Music Centre
Tickets: 11,50–70 € from Ticketmaster

Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, conductor
Meagan Miller, soprano, Magna Peccatrix
Helena Juntunen, soprano, Una Poenitentium
Sanna Iljin, soprano, Mater Gloriosa
Elli Vallinoja, mezzo-soprano, Mulier Samaritana
Lilli Paasikivi, mezzo-soprano, Maria Aegyptian
Tommi Hakala, baritone, Pater Ecstaticus
Nikolai Schukoff, tenor, Doctor Marianus
Tómas Tómasson, bass, Pater Profundus
Cantores Minores
Swedish Radio Choir
Latvian Radio Choir
Helsinki Chamber Choir
Music Centre Choir
Nils Schweckendiek, choir coaching
Hannu Norjanen, choir coaching

GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 8 ”Symphony of a Thousand”

In the closing concert of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra’s season, eight soloists, six choirs and a symphony orchestra gather in the large concert hall at Musiikkitalo.

The colossal character of his eighth symphony came to Gustav Mahler in a flash. After completing the first drafts, Mahler knew he was composing something that would make his earlier works seem like mere preludes. In the closing concert of the season, eight soloists, six choirs and a symphony orchestra gather in the large concert hall at Musiikkitalo in their most magnificent form, not forgetting the organ. The orchestra will be joined by young musicians from the LEAD! project.