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

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10 Lincoln Center Plaza
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London Symphony Orchestra

Simon Rattle, conductor

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The Artists

London Symphony Orchestra 

Simon Rattle, conductor

Stuart Skelton, tenor

Christian Gerhaher, baritone


With English supertitles

Performance Details

Masterful Pairings

Elevate your Great Performers experience with this premium package that includes a delectable meal at Lincoln Ristorante, a complimentary glass of prosecco, and VIP seats to a Symphonic Masters performance.

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

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