Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Ekaterina Gubanova Mezzo-soprano
Piotr Beczała Tenor
Debussy La Mer
Mahler Das Lied von der Erde
Never before has our environment felt more imperiled. In this program, we celebrate the beauty of nature, and how it connects us to our world and to our souls. The great Mahler champion Leonard Bernstein called Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth) “Mahler’s greatest symphony.” Based on Chinese poetry about sorrow and solitude, youth and friendship, the work embodies Mahler’s passion for both symphony and song. Debussy’s La Mer (The Sea) provides a meditative and fluid contrast.