Feb 16, Feb 18 2024
Mahler, Sinfonie Nr. 2 "Auferstehung"
Anja Bihlmaier conductor
Ruby Hughes soprano
Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano
Laurens Symphonic Choir
Mahler/Stein Symphony No. 2 ‘Auferstehung’
Mahler’s Auferstehungs symphony is monumental. Even in the “smaller” version by Erwin Stein. An imposing work about man in distress, about death, redemption and resurrection. Poignant when the mourning is sung and the choir introduces the ‘Auferstehen’; overwhelming when orchestral and choral sounds whip each other up to a finale with heavy percussion, blaring brass and a grand choir.
We are, of course, bringing a top-notch cast. Soprano Ruby Hughes has won many awards with her light and flawless voice. Dutch mezzo-soprano Christianne Stotijn traveled the world with Bernard Haitink. Tonight she returns to the Residentie Orkest. And one of Holland’s finest choirs is back at Amare: the Laurens Symphonic.