Performance Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 8 PM

The MET Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 is an elegant work with an abundance of beautiful melodies that also shows a fascination with all things Turkish, including a section where cellos and basses slap the wooden side of their bows on the strings to create an exotic percussive sound. Mahler’s Symphony No. 5 has its own share of melodic splendor, particularly in the fourth-movement Adagietto—the gorgeous love letter he wrote to his wife, featuring strings and harp. The symphony is also dramatic with a powerful opening Funeral March and roof-raising jubilant finale.


  • The MET Orchestra
    Gianandrea Noseda, Conductor
  • James Ehnes, Violin


  • MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish"
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5
This performance is part of The MET Orchestra, and Mahler Symphonies.