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Mahler's Resurrection Symphony with Brisbane Symphony Orchestra

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I'm a mother of four with two coeliac children. I'm always on the lookout for great gluten-free spots around Brisbane and feature gluten-free cooking in my blog: I'm also a muso and enjoy live music around town.
The father of all symphonies for Father's Day
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
Brisbane Symphony Orchestra join with Brisbane Chorale to present Mahler's extraordinary Resurrection Symphony

There is nothing quite like the sound of a large orchestra combined with Choral voices and Gustav Mahler was very fond of putting together musical forces on a grand scale. This Father's Day, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and Brisbane Chorale will combine to present Mahler's Second Symphony, the Resurrection in Brisbane's City Hall.

Brisbane Symphony Orchestra
The orchestra in rehearsals with maestro Bonetti

In this not to be missed event, the City Hall's great dome will ring with the sounds of twelve french horns, two harps, five clarinets, four bassoons, four flutes, eight trumpets, four trombones and two sets of timpani, along with the massed voices of Brisbane Chorale and soloists Georgia Hawes and Melinda van der Meulen. Maestro Antoni Bonetti will bring these forces together in a breathtakingly powerful symphony of five movements, which explores Mahler's thoughts on death, life and the beauty of the afterlife.

Having already had a first performance of the fifth movement last month at the Noosa Long Weekend, both Orchestra and Chorale are looking forward to performing the full symphony with an even larger team of musicians in their Father's Day Concert. Maestro Antoni Bonetti sees this performance as a culmination of everything which the orchestra has been working towards over the past few years. With orchestra numbers and personnel stabilizing and the ensemble going from strength to strength, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra have been able to take on more and more challenging works from the symphonic repertoire. From it's early days twenty-five years ago of playing the smaller works of the early classical period composers, the orchestra have now established themselves in the Brisbane musical community as one of our leading non-professional ensembles, willing to tackle the works of both contemporary and romantic composers as well as incorporating the music of the classical masters in their programming.

Noosa Long Weekend
The orchestra and chorale give the 5th movement a run at the Noosa Long Weekend last month.

If you would like to treat your father, or in fact yourself, to this, Mahler's most popular Symphony on Sunday 6th September at 3pm, tickets are available by visiting the 4mbs Website or by calling 3847 1717. A reserve seats cost $50 and B reserve seating is $40. The symphony runs for approximately ninety minutes and there will be an interval after the second movement. Brisbane City Hall is easily accessible by bus or train to Central Station and parking is available in the King George Square Car Park.
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Why? Because some fathers are worth more than socks and jocks
When: 3pm
Phone: 38471717
Where: Brisbane City Hall
Cost: A reserve $50, B reserve $40
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