"Mahler's Ninth Symphony was written at a time of extreme personal crisis with the powerful sense of an ending felt throughout the work.
As the composer stares, unblinkingly, at his own mortality, there's fierce defiance to match the torment, plenty of sardonic humour and, finally, a quiet resignation. Contemplating the eternal, Mahler finds expression through some of his most moving and progressive music, with shattering outbursts and rich harmonies that reach out to a place beyond this world.
Sir Mark Elder will introduce the symphony from the stage before the performance."
More info here: http://www.trch.co.uk/index.aspx?articleid=24346
If you want to come, please RSVP as early as you can as tickets may sell out. You can either book your own seat or I can book us seats together. I suggest we go for the cheap seats at the back of Tier 2, which are £10 (or £16.50 if the £10 seats have sold out).
If you book your own seats, please post the seat number here so others in the group can try to book near to you.
The concert begins at 7:30 - we can meet for a drink beforehand.
View from Tier 2: