NHK Music Festival 2022

Pablo Heras-Casado makes his return with the NHK Symphony Orchestra in Tokyo to conduct Mahler’s Symphony No.5 and Ravel’s Suite Le tombeau de Couperin in Tokyo on October 31, 2022. Of this creative programming, Heras-Casado says: ​“It’s a satisfactory experience for the first half. There’s also a contrast, which is good, but with two composers not so far away in time. Le tombeau de Couperin Ravel is paying homage to 4 different friends who died in the First World War in which Ravel himself participated. These times are suitable to this… and the connection with Mahler 5 is there: the first movement is dominated by a funeral march. The whole symphony travels from grief to victory!”