The brightest musical talents in the Midlands play epic Mahler.

A song of love, struggle and delirious joy… there’s a lifetime of emotion in Mahler’s tremendous Fifth Symphony. The superb young musicians of the CBSO Youth Orchestra never hold back, and today they’ll go straight to its deeply romantic heart. First, though, a shot of neat inspiration as BBC Young Musician 2022 winner Jordan Ashman conjures sounds from beyond the imagination in Robert Honstein’s extraordinary percussion concerto.

About Youth Orchestra: Mahler 5

Where Have I Heard it Before?

A favourite of fictional conductors across cinema, Mahler's Symphony No. 5 features on the soundtrack of both Tár and Death in Venice.

Symphony No. 5 Mahler

Full programme

  • Honstein, Juvenalia  (25mins)
  • Mahler, Symphony No.5  (72mins)


  • Photograph of Jac van Steen in white tie.

    Jac van Steen

  • Headshot of Jordan Ashman

    Jordan Ashman