Conductor Simon Hewett
Choir Brisbane Chorale
In association with Opera Queensland Young Artist, soprano Rebecca Cassidy, and award-winning mezzo-soprano Hayley Sugars
Concert Donor Philip Bacon AO

Mahler Symphony No. 2 Resurrection

In this spectacular symphony, Mahler said he put “the inner aspect of [his] whole life … everything that [he had] experienced and endured.” The composer asks fundamental questions: what is the meaning of life, death and what comes after?

After preliminary rehearsals of the symphony in January 1895, Mahler wrote “The effect is so great that one cannot describe it… If I were to say what I think of this great work, it would sound too arrogant in a letter … The whole thing sounds as though it came to us from some other world. I think there is no one who can resist it. One is battered to the ground and then raised on angel’s wings to the highest heights.”

This event has been postponed from 14 August 2021 to 18 September 2021. If you have a question regarding your booking, please contact QTIX on 136 246.


  • Connecting safely at QPAC

    Depending on current Queensland Health guidelines QPAC’s theatre capacities may vary and there may be patrons occupying the seats directly beside, behind or in front of you during a performance. Masks are mandatory for all patrons until otherwise advised. Please bring your own mask with you to the theatre. For contact tracing purposes we are using the Check In Qld app and encourage all patrons to download the app and fill out their details prior to attending performances at QPAC. Find out more.

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Presented by Queensland Youth Orchestras

Pricing Guide

Admission Adult $42 Concession^ $35 Student^^ $16
GROUPS i Adult $35

^Concession: pension and healthcare card holders, seniors cards not accepted

^^Full-time students

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