Mahler poured his rich life experience and passion into his symphonies; this one has particular emotional depth, written in the knowledge that his life would soon be cut short by a recently-diagnosed illness; he died before its premiere in 1910.
The sound that came from the stage was astounding. Words can’t do the performance the justice it deserves.
Audience member on Roman River’s 2016 Mahler
Orlando Jopling’s lifelong affinity with Mahler brings him back to this, the deepest and most personal of all of the symphonies, after having conducted the work for the first time almost twenty years ago.
Orlando Jopling does powerful, extraordinary things with the music, generating structural momentum, emotional charge and climax. A revelation.”
Ates Orga on Orlando Jopling’s debut CD recording with the English Chamber Orchestra
Our Mahler symphony was the highlight of many festival-goers in 2016. We bring together the same stunning group of world-class musicians to perform in the perfect acoustics of Stoke by Nayland Church. Iain Farrington’s brilliant re-orchestrations were perfect for Stoke by Nayland church last year, and we straightaway asked him to weave his magic with this, Mahler’s final symphony.
The Mahler Symphony at Stoke by Nayland was completely amazing – I felt privileged to have heard it.
Audience member after Roman River’s 2016 Mahler
Clio Gould, Kathy Shave, Dominic Moore, Rebecca Scott, Katerina Nazarova and Helen Paterson violin
Malcolm Johnston, Reiad Chibah and Richard Cookson viola
Juliet Welchman cello
Paul Sherman double bass
Alison Hayhurst flute
Joseph Sanders oboe
Joy Farrell clarinet
Chris Gunia bassoon
Stephen Stirling horn
Ryan Linham trumpet
Emma Hodgson trombone
Imogen Barford harp
Ben Lewis timps
Barnaby Archer percussion
Orlando Jopling conductor
One of the most revelatory, transformative experiences of my musical life.”
Tom Service on Mahler’s 9th Symphony
With the generous support of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa and Plep Johnston. Principal second violin supported by Ali and Robin Human.