Umberto's Mahler

Season Opening Gala

Concert Hall, QPAC

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Pre concert talk with Murray Walker (Door 1)
23 February 6:30pm
24 February 12:30pm

There’s a reason Mahler’s Symphony No.7 was chosen to open our Maestro season for 2024: it’s an absolute epic! This turn-of-the-century work is packed with action. There are rollicking melodies, reflective quieter moments, and rousing symphonic flourishes. For those who love orchestral music, this is a must-see masterpiece. And for those who are after an awe-inspiring experience, look no further - with over 100 musicians on stage, this is guaranteed to knock your socks off.

Our Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici serves as musical conjurer for this inspiring mission. Witness his passion and flair from the podium as he brings Mahler’s vivid depiction to life. Listen out for a few unique instruments including a mandolin, guitar, and even offstage cowbells!

A note from Umberto Clerici
“Mahler 7 is a very special symphony that celebrates the grandeur and the power of Nature. This year’s season opening is a journey from the night to the day, a symphony of victory. After the hammer of his 6th symphony, symbolizing the blows of Destiny, in his 7th Mahler includes a guitar, a mandolin and two harps and the gentle clanking of distant cowbells evokes rural moods and rustic dances. Surging from the night music, the Finale is a wild and wonderful movement that leads us to the light and the joy of life. Come and celebrate it with us!”




Conductor

Umberto Clerici

Umberto Clerici

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Prices

$95 - $135 *

* A transaction fee of $7.20 applies.


Duration

1h30 no interval


Recommended Age

+8

#Music

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Gustav Mahler

Symphony No.7 in E minor

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Murray Walker

Pre-Concert Talk

Murray Walker

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Murray Walker

Pre-Concert Talk

Murray Walker

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Running Time

1h30 no interval

Drums

Recommended Age

8+

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#Whats's on this month

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2024 Compose Program
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Supported by Australia Pacific LNG operated by Origin Energy

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Queensland Symphony Orchestra respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land on which the Orchestra works, plays, and creates music, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.