Symposium: Royal College of Music, London SW7 (0171-589 8212) 9.15am; concert: Royal Albert Hall, London SW7 (0171-589 8212) 7.30pmReuse content
Classical audiences can be divided into those who just like to hear the music and those who enjoy pre-concert talks and discussions. For the latter, especially those with a penchant for Mahler (right), there's a chance to listen to some of the world's leading authorities on the man and his work in a day-long symposium as an offshoot of the Royal Philharmonic's Mahler: The Spectacle series. Chaired by Gilbert Kaplan, speakers include Daniele Gatti, Donald Mitchell and Norman Lebrecht. In the evening comes Mahler's 4th Symphony from the RPO conducted by Daniele Gatti.