Wilmslow Symphony Orchestra’s Dermot Gault writes…
We’ve had fun and games with our Christmas concert, and we’ve had Scottish-themed and maritime-themed concerts, but no season would be complete without a ‘big’ piece – and they don’t come much bigger than Mahler’s Ninth Symphony.
Completed in 1909, Mahler’s Ninth ends with perhaps his greatest and most profound slow movement.
It’s a demanding work, both technically and artistically, but the orchestra is taking it on because they love it, and – as George Mallory said of Everest – “because it’s there”.
It’s not all scaling the heights, however, as the Mahler is prefaced by Richard Strauss’s melodious Serenade for Wind.
The conductor for this concert is Manchester-based Tom Newall, a former RNCM student, familiar to many for his work with the Salford Choral Society and the Manchester-based Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. The concert’s guest leader is Madeleine Fitzgerald.
As always, the venue is the Evans Theatre at Wilmslow Leisure Centre.
There is plenty of parking available, and the theatre itself has comfortable seating and access for disabled people and those with restricted mobility.
The tiered auditorium ensures that everyone can see as well as hear clearly.
The concert takes place at 7.45pm on Saturday 28th April.
Tickets cost £12, concessions £10, under 18s £2. They can be purchased from the ticket secretary (01925 756 144), and on the door.