Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Joyce DiDonato Mezzo-Soprano
Mahler Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s Third Symphony is a hymn to nature, its six movements arranged in a progressive celebration of life, from the simplest creatures to the creator of the universe. Marshalling the forces of an expansive orchestra, soprano and alto choir, and children’s choir, this spectacular work envelops the listener in a gorgeous, multi-layered paradise of sound.
Voted one of the 10 greatest symphonies of all time in a BBC Music Magazine survey by conductors, it has remained a favorite of audiences as well. Mahler himself proclaimed it was “a work of such magnitude that it actually mirrors the whole world … something the like of which the world has never yet heard! In it the whole of nature finds a voice.”