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HBAF 2022 - WE WILL RISE AGAIN Mahler's Symphony No. 2


Festival Opera Presents: We Will Rise Again Mahler's Symphony No. 2 - 'Resurrection'

The Resurrection Symphony is an appropriate collaboration for the current turbulent times, taking the audience on an exhilarating and emotional journey through this moving piece, and reminding us of the importance of experiencing live music together as a community. This presentation features several of Hawke’s Bay’s finest musical organisations and groups, with renowned soloists.

Written by Gustav Mahler and first performed in 1895, Resurrection swiftly followed his first symphony, which was in itself a titanic effort. Mahler stretched the symphonic form, both in length and emotional levels, for his second symphony and was possibly inspired by his experience attending the funeral of famous conductor Hans Von Bülow.

The first movement reflects mourning and darkness, leading progressively through the second and third movements to a more hopeful and victorious ending where the human voice reflects resurrection - surpassing obstacles and the call to the final judgement.

“With wings that I have gained I will rise! You will rise, yes, you will rise again!”

Conducted by José Aparicio. In Association with Hawke’s Bay Orchestra and featuring members of Project Prima Volta, Napier Civic Choir, Hastings Boys High Choir and Iona Pure.

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Friday 21 October, 7:00pm to 8:25pm


Restrictions: All Ages

Adult $54.00
Concession Gold Card or Community Services Card Holder $49.00
Student/Child Student ID, or Child Under 12 $33.00

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Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne
28 Browning St, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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