Songs of the night

February 11, 2023 6:30 PM

Songs of the night

February 11, 2023 6:30 PM

Note that this concert doesn’t take place at the Fidelio Cafe but at the Church of St Andrew’s Holborn.

The most virtuosic of Mahler’s work, the seventh symphony is a piece where the dazzling technique of the composer finds the ultimate expression in the vertiginous orchestral effects, ranging from boisterous brass passages to chamber music proper.

Written over the two summers of 1904 and 1905, Mahler’s seventh symphony concludes the cycle of his three middle instrumental symphonies (5, 6 and 7) which do not involve any human voices. In fact, the only other two symphonies not involving voices are the first and the ninth, creating an interesting symmetrical pattern in the corpus of Mahler’s symphonies.

Whether you are into the great classics or into film music, this piece is very likely to make your jaw drop for its catchy yet haunting tunes, its underlying lyrical nature and its unique storytelling that creates visions of heaven and hell through the most crackling orchestral effects.

Programme

Mahler Symphony No. 7 in E minor

Fidelio Orchestra
Raffaello Morales (conductor)

Venue: Church of St Andrew Holborn EC4A3AF

Format

Arrive from 6:30pm to enjoy a drink while the orchestra warms up, take your seat for the concert at 7:00pm and stay for more drinks and snacks available to purchase from the bar. The music lasts about 1h15′ and there will be no interval.

Tickets – also available via the Fidelio Orchestra website (click here)

Standard ticket £15

Premium tickets £25 (six front rows)

Donations

Please donate to help ensure that the Orchestra can continue providing opportunities to young musicians at the outset of their careers. Anything you can give would be greatly appreciated.