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Inaugurations: the National Academy of Santa Cecilia opens with Mahler, directed by Jakub Hrůša
The new Principal Guest Conductor on the podium with the Symphony n. 2 by Gustav Mahler
Organized by: National Academy of Santa Cecilia

National Academy of Santa Cecilia Presenta

"Season 2021 -22"
A choice with a strong symbolic value that of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia, which opens with the Second Symphony "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler: on the podium, the new Principal Guest Director Jakub Hrůša, busy with the Orchestra National of Santa Cecilia, the Choir directed by Piero Monti, the soprano Rachel Willis-Sørensen and the alto Wiebke Lehmkuhl.

"With 'Resurrection' we want to show that we are coming out of the pandemic and can start over. The beauty of this music speaks to everyone without distinction”Underlines the young Czech director, one of the most acclaimed of the moment.

Principal conductor of the Bamberger Symphoniker and guest in the billboards of major orchestras, such as the Wiener and Berliner Philharmoniker, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam, Jakub Hrůša has performed several times in recent years in Santa Cecilia with great success, and last June 1st he conducted the Accademia Orchestra on the occasion of the concert held in the Quirinale gardens for the celebrations of the 75th anniversary of the Italian Republic in the presence of the President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella.

The Second Symphony, an intense masterpiece by Gustav Mahler, was composed between 1888 and 1894 and takes its title from the last of the five movements, which sings part of the homonymous hymn by the eighteenth-century poet Friedrich Klopstock.

The composition expresses the triumph of life over death in a long, poetic reflection in music, and comments Hrůša, "If you believe, as I believe, that no other composer has been able to create something higher and at the same time spiritually profound, it is a huge challenge for the performer and for the listener.".

(Photo Credit: Jakub Hrusa © National Academy of Santa Cecilia - Musacchio-Ianniello-Pasqualini)


The inaugural concert on Thursday 7 October will be broadcast live on Rai Radio Tre and by Rai Cultura on Rai5 from 7.20 pm
Inaugurations: the National Academy of Santa Cecilia opens with Mahler, directed by Jakub Hrůša


Orchestra and Chorus of the National Academy of Santa Cecilia

Jakub Hrůša

Rachel Willis-Sørensen

Wiebke Lehmkuhl


Gustav Mahler
Symphony n. 2 "Resurrection"


Friday 8 October, 8.30 pm
Saturday 9 October, 6.00 pm

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Author: Uber Bertiè

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