Mahler's "Resurrection"

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor

Angela Meade - Soprano

Sarah Connolly - Mezzo-soprano

The Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus


Mahler - Symphony No. 2 ("Resurrection")

Sunday, November 2, 2014

2:00 pm Verizon Hall

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“A symphony must be like the world,” Mahler said. “It must embrace everything.” The composer had a close association with The Philadelphia Orchestra: Leopold Stokowski and the Orchestra gave the U.S. premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony (“Symphony of a Thousand”). Mahler’s Second, the “Resurrection” Symphony, is another major choral work, popular in his lifetime, grandly exploring the themes of life and death. Yannick conducts the ensemble along with the Westminster Symphonic Choir, British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly, and Philadelphia’s Academy of Vocal Arts alumna soprano Angela Meade in this gripping and all-encompassing tour de force.

Please join us immediately following the November 2 concert for a Chamber Postlude, featuring members of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

L. Mozart/arr. Hori from Frosch-Parthia in C major, for violin, cello, and bass (arranged for three cellos):

I. Moderato

IV. Polonaise

III. Vivace

Beethoven/arr. Prell Trio in C major, Op. 87, for two oboes and English horn (arranged for three cellos)

I. Allegro

II. Adagio cantabile

III. Menuetto: Allegro molto. Scherzo

IV. Finale: Presto

Hai-Ye Ni Cello

John Koen Cello

Alex Veltman Cello