mahler 2 960x450px

Mahler Symphony No. 2 "Resurrection"

Sunday 10 September 2023, 2.30pm

Melbourne Town Hall

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra - 90th Birthday Concert

It is almost exactly 90 years since the first Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra concert was given in the Melbourne Town Hall on 30 September 1933. Ten years ago, to mark the 80th birthday of the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra, the decision was made to present a performance of the monumental Eighth Symphony of Gustav Mahler, the "Symphony of a Thousand".

For this, the 90th anniversary, the orchestra presents his more youthful, but perhaps even more ecstatic, Second Symphony. Set for soprano and mezzo-soprano soloists, mixed voice chorus and large orchestra (quadruple wind, organ, harps and additional off-stage trumpets, horns and percussion), Mahler's Second Symphony demands very spacious acoustics such as those of the Melbourne Town Hall.

Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra is confident that you will find this performance to be truly momentous.


Rick Prakhoff – conductor

Anna-Louise Cole – soprano

Belinda Paterson – mezzo-soprano

Melbourne Bach Choir


Mahler – Symphony no. 2 in C minor Resurrection