Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Michelle DeYoung Mezzo-soprano
Russell Thomas Tenor
Mahler/arr. Schoenberg and Riehn 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. Hear this magnificent work in a unique way, in an arrangement for chamber orchestra by Arnold Schoenberg and Rainer Riehn.
Following the performance premiere, ticket holders will be invited to join a post-concert conversation with Michelle DeYoung and Russell Thomas.
This program runs approximately 1 hour and will be performed without an intermission.
Please note: All Digital Stage events begin with a performance premiere, streaming in real time. Following the performance premiere, the concert will be available for ticket holders to watch on demand for one week.
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