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The “#6 Orchestra in the World” (Gramophone) takes the stage in a thrilling program of Mahler and Korngold—joined on the latter by violin virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos. In Gramophone’s words: "Here is an orchestra that is not only very brilliant—it doesn’t have any weaknesses at all. They are enormously spontaneous and emotional performers, playing every concert like it could be their last. They give everything, more than a hundred per cent."
Led by Grammy Award–winning director Mariss Jansons, hailed by the Telegraph as “one of the greatest conductors of his generation,” the BRSO is widely recognized as one of the world’s finest interpreters of the works of Gustav Mahler, whom fellow Mahler devotee Leonard Bernstein once called a “colossus...firmly planted in the rich, beloved nineteenth century.” The esteemed conductor Marin Alsop has hailed Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 “a large-scale journey, guaranteed to provide surprises and new discoveries along the way.”
Violinist Leonidas Kavakos—no stranger to local audiences for performances with the NSO, both as soloist and conductor—again brings his "astonishing variety of tone" (The Times) to the Concert Hall stage, joining the orchestra for Korngold’s lush, lyrical Violin Concerto.
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