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Mahler 6 · Chichester Psalms

July 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Renowned Taiwan-born Maestro Lü Shao-Chia returns to lead OMM through Mahler’s sixth symphony, aptly subtitled the “Tragic”. The work, written around the peak of the Austrian composer’s career and family life, ironically grapples with the inevitability of fate and death. Join us on our cathartic journey through this colossal piece, considered to be “the first nihilist work in the history of music” by the musical giant and conductor Wilhelm Fürtwangler himself, to arrive at its grim conclusion of resignation and defeat, signified by the blows of a hammer.

Voices of Singapore then joins the orchestra to present Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, a choral work sung in Hebrew that features a selection of Biblical psalms. Combining elements from Church music, Jewish liturgical tradition and the American composer’s own contemporary style, the piece – regarded by Bernstein himself as ”the most accessible, B-flat major-ish tonal piece” that he had ever written – represents a fortuitous confluence of different cultures and musical ideas.

Embark on this diverse musical journey with us as we explore these masterpieces!

Orchestra of the Music Makers
Lü Shao-Chia conductor

Voices of Singapore
Darius Lim chorus master


BERNSTEIN – Chichester Psalms
MAHLER – Symphony No. 6


July 13
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Esplanade Concert Hall
Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Singapore, Singapore
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