Oundjian Conducts Mahler Nine

Fri 1 Jun 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Mahler Symphony No9

Peter Oundjian Conductor

When Gustav Mahler wrote his Ninth Symphony, he knew that he was living on borrowed time. But that wasn’t going to hold him back, and he poured everything he had into some of the most poignant, powerful and heartfelt music ever written. As he brings the 17:18 Season to a close, RSNO Music Director Peter Oundjian guides us through a glowing world of hymn tunes, Viennese waltzes, half-remembered songs and distant trumpets – before the sun sets on Mahler’s very own last word. Unforgettable.


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Peter Oundjian Conductor

British-Canadian conductor Peter Oundjian embarks on his final Season as the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Music Director, a post he has held since 2012. During that time, Oundjian and the RSNO undertook a two-Season celebration to mark the Orchestra’s 125th anniversary; an artistically and critically successful first tour of China; a return to the United States, the first in thirty-five years; and a five-concert visit to Spain. He has conducted the RSNO at the BBC Proms and Edinburgh International Festival, including recording the soundtrack for The Harmonium Project which opened the EIF in 2015.

Oundjian has been recognised for his probing musicality, collaborative spirit and engaging personality. Peter continues to champion a broad range of music, including the Romantic repertoire as well as large-scale choral masterpieces and the works of 20th-century American composers. “Oundjian and the RSNO… gave the most searchingly-emotional performance I have ever heard from this team. I was overwhelmed.” The Herald