Like Melancholia, but without the planet
The Albuquerque Philharmonic performs Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony on Saturday, Nov. 11. In case you want to know, Mahler leads to modernism; it's thick, voluptuously sad music entwined with an intuitively inventive sense of orchestration and musical storytelling that make this dude's work more than just good, some say. And the writ is all about various intensities as well: This symphony imagines the afterlife of a human child in heaven, with a musical theme taken from an earlier vocal work by Mahler called "Das himmlische Leben" ("The Heavenly Life"). Hannah Stephens and Paul Haung are the featured soprano and violinist, respectively and Roberto Minczuk conducts the N.M. Philharmonic at Popejoy Hall in a reflective rendition of the work of one of the 20th century’s most important composers starting at 6pm. (August March)
Saturday Nov 11, 2017
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A consummate performance of Bruch’s brilliant Scottish Fantasy followed by Mahler’s wondrous Symphony No. 4 in G Major by violinist Paul Huang.
Mahler dreamt of a Scottish Fantasy.
FREE Pre-Concert Lecture begins at 5:00pm. Brent Stevens, KHFM 95.5, hosts an interactive discussion with conductor, guest artists, & special guests. Followed by a Q & A with the audience.
Recipient of the 2017 Lincoln Center Award for Emerging Artists – violinist Paul Huang is featured in a consummate performance of Bruch’s brilliant Scottish Fantasy. Then, it’s Mahler’s wondrous Symphony No. 4 in G Major, a breathtaking artistic marvel.
Roberto Minczuk, conductor
Paul Huang, violin
Preformance Set List:
BRUCH Scottish Fantasy
MAHLER Symphony No. 4 in G Major