Mahler 5

Residentie Orkest
Fri 13 Dec and Sun 15 Dec
Fri 13 Dec ’24
Sun 15 Dec ’24
  • Fri 13 Dec ’24
  • Sun 15 Dec ’24

There is perhaps no grander work than Mahler’s Symphony No. 5.


Archie Tulk One Minute Symphony
Bruch Vioolconcert nr. 1
Mahler Symfonie nr. 5

This musical epic takes the listener on a journey to return from death to life – the trials overcome, the pains endured on the way to a final, beautiful ode to love. Bruch’s romantic Violin Concerto No. 1 makes for an excellent combination. With the outstanding Simone Lamsma, this is one of the highlights of the season. 

Former artist-in-residence Simone Lamsma is a star violinist. Tonight she will perform the enthralling Violin Concerto No. 1 by Max Bruch, which shines like a gemstone in this both dark and romantic time of the year. Mahler’s Fifth likewise tugs on our heartstrings: the composer wrote the world-famous Adagietto for this wife, Alma. Speaking on the subject, the composer said: “Every note is full of vitality and spins around as if in a whirlwind. There is nothing romantic or mystical about it, it is simply an expression of incredible energy. It is a human being in the full light of day, in the prime of their life.” 

Cloakroom and drink 
Cloakroom and an intermission drink are included. If the event does not have an intermission, you will receive the drink afterwards.  

Ooievaarspas discount 
Ooievaarspas holders are eligible for a discount on the ticket price for this concert. To book tickets, we need to see your Ooievaarspas for registration purposes. Please contact our booking office to book your tickets.  


Anja Bihlmaier dirigent
Simone Lamsma viool