Preview: Lan Shui’s Farewell – Mahler’s Resurrection by the Singapore Symphony Orchestra
In his final concerts as Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Lan Shui directs his swansong in the form of Mahler’s monumental Resurrection Symphony, a work close to his heart. Having served as Music Director of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra since 1997, Lan Shui has been described as having “turned a good regional orchestra into a world-class ensemble that plays its heart out at every concert” (American Record Guide), brought the SSO on several acclaimed tours to Europe, Asia and the US, as well as recorded over 20 albums for the premier Swedish classical record label BIS.
For these concerts, Lan Shui will conduct Mahler’s Second Symphony, famously known as the Resurrection Symphony, a massive 90-minute work involving an augmented orchestra, with the addition of two solo vocalists and a choir. An apocalyptic musical monument on the purpose and sufferings in life, death and life beyond death, the SSO will be joined by Swedish singers Miah Persson (soprano) and Anna Larsson (mezzo-soprano), both renowned for their Mahler performances, as well as the combined choral forces of the Singapore Symphony Chorus and Youth Choir, the Hallelujah Chorus, The Philharmonic Chamber Choir and Canticorum, the Singapore Bible College Community Choir, as they bring this epic concert to life for two nights only.
Lan Shui’s Farewell – Mahler’s Resurrection takes place from 25th to 26th January 2019 at the Esplanade Concert Hall. Tickets available here