Valery Gergiev conducts the young talents of the 2018 PFM Orchestra in an exciting performance at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. They open with music from Verdi’s Sicilian Vespers: set at Easter time in 1282, the opera tells the harrowing tale of the slaughter of the Palermo-based French garrison by Sicilian rebels at the start of the Easter Monday evening Vespers service. Next comes a powerful interpretation of one of Mahler’s most enigmatic and fascinating works, inspired by Rembrandt’s 1642 painting The Night Watch: his “Song of the Night”, the Symphony No. 7 in E Minor.
Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse