Principal Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado and guest conductors David Robertson and Sir Roger Norrington are on the podium for music that spans Mozart to Mahler. A range of human emotion is depicted in masterpieces for voice and orchestra. Mahler set German folk poems to rapturous, sardonic, and melancholic music in his Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Youth’s Magic Horn), while Brahms gives solace to the living rather than judgment of the dead in his humane Ein deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem)—a serene fusion of breathtaking vocal, choral, and symphonic music. But Beethoven’s rhythmically propulsive Seventh Symphony needs no voices to capture the pure joy of life.
Three-concert series starts at $37.50.