Gustav Mahler

Mahler 5

Sat 17 May 2025 14:15 - 16:30
Sat 17 May 2025
14:15 - 16:30
  • Sat 17 May 2025
    14:15 - 16:30
    Grote Zaal


Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 5 (version for chamber orchestra)


Winner of the Bernard Haitink Chair conductor
Camerata RCO

Thought-provoking interpretation of Mahler’s symphony

Conductor Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra have gained world fame for their interpretations of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies. In memory of Haitink, who died in 2021, the orchestra appoints a young conductor every two years to assist the chief conductor of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Camerata RCO, the chamber orchestra consisting of orchestra members, now performs Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in a version for small chamber orchestra conducted by this great talent.
Michael Gieler, artistic director of IJ-Salon: ‘This programme came about rather naturally: Camerata RCO with its thought-provoking interpretations of Mahler for chamber orchestra and a new yet-to-be-appointed conductor who will get to follow in Bernard Haitink’s footsteps. All this simultaneously with the great Mahler Festival at the Concertgebouw. The performance will offer a close-up view of Mahler’s immense love for Alma.’