Lorenzo Viotti conductor
Karin Hendrickson assistant conductor
Ekaterina Gubanova mezzo-soprano
Orquestra Estágio Gulbenkian
Coro Infantojuvenil da Universidade de Lisboa
MAHLER Symphony No. 3, in D minor
Karin begins her 19.20 residency with the Gulbenkian Orchestra as their first ever Young Conductor in Residence as Assistant Conductor to Lorenzo Viotti (Music Director, Gulbenkian Orchestra; Music Director Designate, Dutch National Opera & Orchestra)
In the summer of 1893, Gustav Mahler began a practice that would span for many years, he withdrew to the bucolic landscape of Steinbach am Attersee, surrounded by meadows and a lake which inspired the composition of Symphony No. 3. Mahler would come to refer to the second movement as “the most carefree” of his pieces, “as carefree as flowers can be”. For the composer, the outstanding ambition of Symphony No. 3 would lead him to attempt to translate into music all of the world’s magnificence.