Bach to Mahler
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 5
Mahler - Symphony No. 6
Thursday, January 26, 20128:00 pm Verizon Hall
Did Mahler foresee the personal tragedy that was about to sweep across his life amid a successful career? The dramatic and fateful music of his Sixth Symphony--depicted by forceful hammer blows and large brass chorales--eerily portends the heartbreak that would soon enter his world. Yannick contrasts the scope of this impressive symphony with the intimate setting of Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, which he will lead from the harpsichord.