Mahler Symphony No. 2 Resurrection DANIELE RUSTIONI CONDUCTOR RUBY HUGHES SOPRANO KAI RÜÜTEL MEZZO-SOPRANO BELFAST PHILHARMONIC CHOIR Of all the stories told in 2023/24, the Season Finale tackles the most fundamental – the question of existence itself. One of the largest symphonies ever written in terms of forces, length and harmonic scope, it starts in a contemplation of death and ends with soloists and chorus joining with the Orchestra in a phenomenal hymn of resurrection. It’s an incredible journey, and one that is only truly experienced in a live performance where you can feel the air shake. Music on such a scale is a fitting finale to our relationship with Daniele Rustioni as Music Director, so join Daniele, Ruby Hughes, Kai Rüütel, the Orchestra and Belfast Philharmonic Choir as they give their all to some of the most visionary music that Mahler ever composed.