6 December 20:00 - 07 December 00:00
Wed 06 December 8pm Macphail Centre, Ullapool
Fri 08 December 8pm Lossiemouth Town Hall
Sat 09 December 8pm Inverness Cathedral
Debussy La mer
Wagner Parsifal: An Orchestral Fantasy
The Mahler Players
Tomas Leakey Conductor
“Outstanding…Scotland’s best-kept musical secret” Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland
The Mahler Players return with their first concerts since the end of the Mahler in Miniature project. La mer (“The Sea”) is one of Debussy’s most enchanting pieces, conjuring up images of the beauty, grandeur and power of the oceans. Presented here in a sparkling new chamber orchestration for twenty players, it keeps the invention of the original while allowing many hidden details to be made more apparent.
Parsifal, Wagner’s final and arguably greatest opera, runs to over four hours in the original. We present just under an hour of orchestral highlights, including the Prelude to Act 1, Flowermaidens’ Scene and Good Friday Music, all connected into one continuous tone poem. Other than the Overture to Act 1, this music has never before been performed in the Highlands!
Whether you’ve known this music for years or have never heard an orchestra live, join us for an evening, enrich your festive season and be enchanted by some of the most bewitching and sensuous music ever written.
£16 Full price
Advance tickets available through our website.
Also through Macphail Centre Office, in person or by phone: 01854 613336. (Ullapool performance only).
Supported by HRI-Munro Architecture