Wednesday, Jan. 10 2024
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Voted the fifth greatest symphony of all time by BBC Music Magazine and recently featured prominently in Netflix’s film Maestro about Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor (known as the Resurrection Symphony) has been a landmark in the orchestral repertoire since it first premiered in 1895. Requiring over 100 musicians, two vocal soloists, and a full chorus, this monumental work pushed the boundaries and the scope of what a symphonic work could be.
With five movements totaling about 80 minutes in length, we’ll be exploring the symphony’s themes of questioning life after death, the remembrance of life’s happy times, the struggle of the perceived meaninglessness of existence, an encounter with the heavenly realm, and the final choice to believe in eternal life. Join us as we learn about Mahler, his influences, and how he wove these ideas into a musical masterpiece.
Please note: This session is in two parts.
Part 2: Wednesday Jan. 24 @ 10:00 am