Mahler and more
For the Love of Music
Sat 17 Jun ’23 20:15 uur

Jasper de Waal, conductor


Mini-lecture by neuropsychologist Ben Cranenburgh on Music and the Brain, matching the theme Experience Potential of Music
Mahler - Blumine, from Symphony No. 1, arr. Guus Dohmen
Mahler - Symphony No. 1, arr. José Schyns

Sat 17 Jun ’23
20:15 uur

This concert treats fans of Gustav Mahler to the grand emotions that are so characteristic of Mahler's compositions. Blumine and Symphony No. 1 are performed in sequence with the icing on the cake that both the symphony and Blumine's second movement deleted from the written version are unique arrangements for concert band. You've never heard OrkestZUID like this before.

Neuroscientist and musician Ben Cranenburgh tells you how music affects our brain and behavior. He draws the line to the function of music in today's demanding society. Ben worked at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, did clinical research into neuropsychological functional disorders and founded the Institute for Applied Neuroscience. He makes complex matters accessible so that everyone can find and reap the relevant benefits. This mini-lecture is completely Dutch spoken.

After Ben Cranenburgh's lecture, OrkestZUID will start Blumine, the original second movement of Mahler's seven-movement Symphony No. 1. These seven parts were eventually shortened to four parts. Blumine, an Andante, a serenade-like movement, was deleted for unclear reasons and later restored as an independent composition. The package is by Guus Dohmen.

After the intermission, you'll be sucked into Mahler's First Symphony in D. Between 1888 and 1896, he regularly adjusted the structure and controversial symphonic content to win the public's favor. The version that OrkestZUID performs is the last four-movement Symphony established by Mahler himself. The arrangement is by the Belgian arranger José Schyns.