Utopian Hymns

May 2018

This project takes the Mahler Chamber Orchestra back to the celebrated Elbphilharmonie, where the orchestra – under the direction of conductor Matthias Pintscher – will join an all-star line-up at the Hamburg International Music Festival.
This year’s festival theme, “Utopia”, is beautifully communicated in the MCO programme, which opens with Friede auf Erden, an a capella choral work by Arnold Schoenberg sung by the Arnold Schoenberg Choir, and concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony no. 9, featuring soprano Iwona Sobotka, mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, tenor Steve Davislim, and baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann.
Having performed twice in the much-acclaimed Elbphilharmonie during its 2017 inaugural season, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra looks forward to its return to Hamburg, and to sharing the stage with partners old and new.



15 May 2018 Hamburg

Tuesday 20:00 / Elbphilharmonie

Works by: Arnold Schönberg, Ludwig van Beethoven

With: Conductor Matthias Pintscher, Soprano Iwona Sobotka, Mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, Tenor Steve Davislim, Baritone Hanno Müller-Brachmann, Arnold Schoenberg Choir