Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Thursday, October 21, 2010 | 8 PM
Alexei Markov, Baritone (Pater ecstaticus)
Anastasia Kalagina, Soprano (Una poenitentium)
Avgust Amonov, Tenor (Doctor Marianus)
Brooklyn Youth Chorus Academy
Dianne Berkun, Artistic Director
Evgeny Nikitin, Bass (Pater profundus)
Liudmila Dudinova, Soprano (Mater gloriosa)
Valery Gergiev, Music Director and Conductor
Olga Savova, Mezzo-Soprano (Mulier Samaritana)
Igor Ijurra Fernández, Director
The Choral Arts Society of Washington
Norman Scribner, Artistic Director
Viktoria Yastrebova, Soprano (Magna Peccatrix)
Zlata Bulycheva, Mezzo-Soprano (Maria Aegyptiaca)
MAHLER Symphony No. 8
There is no late seating for this performance. Program is approximately 1 hour, 20 minutes, and will be performed without intermission.
Three choruses, a phalanx of soloists, Gergiev, and his Mariinsky Orchestra perform the mammoth work that received its triumphant first performance in Munich in 1910, only months before the composer died. The “Symphony of a Thousand” is one of a kind, a setting of Veni creator spiritus preceding the closing scene of Goethe’s Faust.
Valery Gergiev will be signing CDs after this concert.