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Mahler's Eighth Symphony

The epic ‘Symphony of a Thousand’

Daniel Harding and the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra join with the NYCoS Girls Choir and Edinburgh Festival Chorus to perform Mahler’s immense masterpiece.

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Daniel Harding Conductor

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
NYCoS National Girls Choir
Christopher Bell Chorus Director 

Tamara Wilson Soprano
Ida Falk Winland Soprano
Hanna Husáhr Soprano
Karen Cargill Alto
Anna Larsson Alto
Simon O’Neill Tenor
Christopher Maltman Baritone
Shenyang Bass baritone 

Mahler Symphony No 8

‘A vision of the whole universe ringing and resounding’: that’s how Gustav Mahler described his colossal Eighth Symphony. And the immense forces it requires have understandably earnt it the nickname ‘Symphony of a Thousand’.

Combining a stirring hymn to the creator with a rapturous vision of heaven from the legend of Faust, this is perhaps the grandest symphony of them all, at once euphoric and intensely spiritual.

British conductor Daniel Harding, Music Director of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, enthralled International Festival listeners with his Mahler Nine in 2016.A renowned Mahlerian, he returns with the composer’s most visionary creation.

Join an eminent roster of international solo singers, alongside the choral might of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, for one of music’s most transcendental experiences.

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Language
Sung in German with English supertitles

Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
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Daniel Harding
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Edinburgh Festival Chorus
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NYCoS National Girls Choir 
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Christopher Bell 
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Lise Lindstrom
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Ida Falk Winland
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Hanna Husáhr
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Karen Cargill
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Anna Larsson

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Simon O’Neill
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Christopher Maltman
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Shenyang
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26 August 2018

  • Usher Hall (Show on map)
  • 1hr 30mins approx (no interval)
  • £15 - £47*

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2019 programme will be available in the spring. 

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Supported by

The Pirie Rankin Charitable Trust