Extra! Mahler Academy Orchestra

Extra! Mahler Academy Orchestra

Symphony No. 5

Main Hall

Tickets are available from €29.00


Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 3 in d minor, op. 30
Mahler - Symphony No. 5 in c sharp minor
This concert has an intermission


Mahler Academy Orchestra
Conductor: Philipp von Steinaecker
Piano: Leif Ove Andsnes

Authentic Symphony No 5

What did Mahler's Fifth Symphony sound like at the beginning of the last century? The Mahler Academy Orchestra, attached to the Gustav Mahler Academy Bolzano-Bozen, sheds new light on performance practice in Mahler's time with the Originalklang-Project. Under the baton of Philipp von Steinaecker, musicians from top European ensembles have come together. In Toblach, where Mahler composed his last works, they mastered playing on original Viennese instruments from around 1900. During concerts, the orchestra plays on instruments modelled on those Mahler bought when he was conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic.

Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3

Norwegian star pianist Leif Ove Andsnes will solo in Rachmaninoff's Third Piano Concerto. Fun fact: Mahler conducted this work at the New York Philharmonic in 1910 with Rachmaninoff himself as soloist. The Mahler Academy Orchestra's concert is a prelude to the Mahler Festival in May 2025.