Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra


A symphony issuing a thrilling wake up call to modernism meets a violinist oozing “musical maturity coupled with youthful effortlessness”: the BSO takes its season’s leave with panache to spare.

Conductor Kirill Karabits
Violin Guy Braunstein*

Brahms Violin Concerto
Mahler Symphony No. 1 ‘Titan’

Buffeted by distant fanfares; eerily lit by string harmonics, an elemental unison ‘A’ sounds across the orchestra. Nature stirs. More than a century after its first performance, Mahler’s symphonic debut still packs a startlingly contemporary punch, charting a bold journey whose endgame is the Paradise attained by the Titan of the work’s subtitle. For his last programme of the season Kirill Karabits pairs it with a Titan of very different stamp: Brahms’ colossus of a concerto composed just six years before Mahler started work on his symphony.

*Guy Braunstein replaces Vilde Frang.

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