CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Friday, October 31, 2014 | 8 PM

The Philadelphia Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mahler never provided a program for his “Resurrection” Symphony, but the sung texts of its fourth-movement “Urlicht” (Primal Light) and rapturous choral finale are keys to this remarkable work. “The ensemble, famous for its glowing strings and homogeneous richness, has never sounded better … The Philadelphia Orchestra seems to have found its ideal music director,” said The New York Times of Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

Performers

  • The Philadelphia Orchestra
    Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Music Director and Conductor
  • Angela Meade, Soprano
  • Sarah Connolly, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Westminster Symphonic Choir
    Joe Miller, Director

Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"

Audio

Mahler's Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" (In ruhig fliessender Bewegung)
The Philadelphia Orchestra | Christoph Eschenbach, Conductor
Ondine

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Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

From its opening funeral march to its ecstatic closing hymn, Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony ponders issues of life and death on a cosmic scale. The subtitle, however, is not Mahler’s, who was ambivalent towards program music. The symphony has a special place in Carnegie Hall’s history: The composer conducted its US premiere at the Hall in 1908.

This performance is part of The Philadelphia Orchestra, and Fabulous Fridays.

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