Conductor Sir Simon Rattle
Opening Programme Introduction (approx. 30 mins)
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6 (approx. 90 mins)
On 14 November 1987, a promising conductor called Simon Rattle made his Berliner Philharmoniker debut with Gustav Mahler’s Sixth Symphony. Looking back Rattle says, “I felt that I was finding my voice on that day.” Mahler’s multifaceted work is again on the programme when Sir Simon appears for the last time as chief conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Sir Simon Rattle’s Farewell Concert will be broadcast live to cinemas on 20 June 2018, with exclusive interviews and programme insights featured as part of this historic event.
“One of today’s greatest conductors”
Gramophone on Sir Simon Rattle
There will be no interval in this concert