Symphonic monument

Mahler's Symphony No. 2


Friday, Feb. 16 -
Sunday, February 18
Amare Concert Hall, The Hague
From €34
Conductor: Anja Bihlmaier
Choir: Laurens Symphonic
Unfortunately, this concert has already taken place. But not to worry! We will be playing many more concerts soon.
This concert is part of the Meet Anja series.

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. All this, of course, under the direction of our own chief conductor Anja Bihlmaier. This Mahler is not to be missed!

"Music is about emotions, it's up to us to translate all that wonderful repertoire as engagingly as possible."

- Anja Bihlmaier

Anja Bihlmaier
Ruby Hughes
Christianne Stotijn
Laurens Symphonic