A voyage of discovery

Stephen Johnson, BBC Radio 3 presenter
Stephen Johnson, BBC Radio 3 presenter

THE BBC Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Thursday, April 26, in a Discovering Mahler event.

Hosted by BBC Radio 3’s Discovering Music presenter Stephen Johnson, and conducted by Juanjo Mena, the concert focuses solely on Mahler’s Symphony No 5.

Beginning with an ominous trumpet call that ushers in a funeral march, the work progresses through five multi-faceted and emotional movements on the journey to its radiant and uplifting final bars.

This event offers a user-friendly guide to Mahler’s unique soundworld by examining the work’s most interesting aspects before a complete performance of the symphony.

Tickets are £10. Call the box office on 0115 9895555.