Massive Mahler concert at The Concourse

Massive Mahler concert at The Concourse
Image: Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra. Photo: Stephen G Reinhardt

Hear Gustav Mahler’s monumental Symphony No 2, “The Resurrection”  with a 90 piece orchestra, a huge choir and soloists from Opera Australia in one unforgettable concert at The Concourse this March. 

The Ku-ring-gai Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by its acclaimed artistic director, Paul Terracini and joined by the voices of Willoughby Symphony Choir. Imogen-Faith Malfitano and Celeste Haworth from Opera Australia will perform solo parts at front of stage in what promises to be a spectacular presentation of one of the most loved and enduring symphonies in the classical repertoire. 

Paul Terracini- photo Michael Small

Composed between 1888 and 1894, Mahler’s extraordinary and epic work was first performed in 1895 and received with great enthusiasm from audiences and critics. It incorporated the then newer elements of tone poetry and spatial sounds, giving it a sense of surrealism and grandness. 

The work is a manifestation of Mahler’s creative exploration of themes such as life after death, redemption, resurrection, light and dark. The result is a very moving, all-senses experience. 

Imogen-Faith Malfitano. Photo: supplied

Multi award-winning soprano Imogen-Faith Malfitano completed her Bachelor of Music (performance) and Masters in Music Studies (Opera Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. She was awarded multiple scholarships, including the prestigious ESTIVO program in Italy and an Internship with Opera Australia as well as Young Artist with Pacific Opera.

Celeste Haworth has performed many roles as a principal artist in Europe, Australia and Asia, including for Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden 2015-2018: Emilia (Otello, Verdi), Meg Page (Falstaff, Verdi), 3rd Maid (Elektra, Strauss), Kate Pinkerton and Suzuki (Madama Butterfly, Puccini),Innkeeper (Boris Godunov, Mussorgsky), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro, Mozart), and notably as Charlotte in Zimmerman’s challenging Die Soldaten.

Celeste Haworth. Photo: supplied

Dr Paul Terracini was born in Sydney and has enjoyed a career in Australia and internationally as an instrumentalist, composer, arranger, and conductor. He has held permanent positions as Principal Trumpet in the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra; Lecturer in Trumpet, Brass Ensemble and Big Band at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music; and Solo Trumpet in the Danish Chamber Players, Denmark.

March 17, 3pm

The Concourse, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood

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