Mahler referred to his “Song of the Earth” as “a symphony in songs.” Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra illuminate the fleeting nature of human life as depicted in this extraordinary song cycle. “Vulnerable and intense” (New York Times), baritone Christian Gerhaher and tenor Stuart Skelton sing the work’s folk texts adapted from Tang Dynasty poetry.

The Program

“The most moving singer in the world.”
Telegraph, U.K. on Christian Gerhaher

London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

Sunday, May 6 at 3:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Symphonic Masters 1 and Mahler Transcending

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The Artists

London Symphony Orchestra 

Simon Rattle, conductor

Christian Gerhaher, baritone

Stuart Skelton, tenor

With English supertitles

More performances by London Symphony Orchestra

Friday, May 4

Monday, May 7

These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters. 

Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.

Venue and Accessibility

David Geffen Hall
10 Lincoln Center Plaza
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