1 Jul 2017

MAHLER: Symphony No 2 in C minor, Resurrection

From Music Alive, 12:00 pm on 1 July 2017

Amanda Atlas (soprano), Bianca Andrew (mezzo), Christchurch City Choir, Jubilate Singers, Consortia, Melbourne Youth Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra conducted by Tom Woods

In July of 2014, the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra ventured into an unusual Trans-Tasman collaboration. 

With their music director Tom Woods’ musical ties to the city of Melbourne, they approached the Melbourne Youth Orchestra to join them in New Zealand for a special performance.

The concert took place in the main hangar of the New Zealand Air Force Museum in Wigram, and was a resounding success.

The music was Mahler’s Symphony No 2 in C minor, the Resurrection…music whose inspiration and words took on new meaning for a resilient city rebuilding from the devastating earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.

Once the applause had died away, it wasn’t the end of the event; because videographers and RNZ Concert were there to record the event, and a screening of the concert video was then shown outdoors in Melbourne’s Federation Square in late August of 2014, presented by the orchestra’s parent organisation: Melbourne Youth Music.