Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony No. 2
Sunday, April 09, 2017, 3:00 pm
Diane Wittry, Music Director/Conductor
Uplifting and spiritual, engulfing the listener beyond the reach of the concert hall Mahler’s iconic Symphony No. 2 takes you to new heights. Mahler is known for his BIG orchestras, not only in sound, but in personnel size. Come hear one of the largest orchestral sounds in the repertoire, not only with the large ASO orchestra (almost 100 musicians), but with the Allentown Symphony Chorus under the direction of chorus master, Eduardo Azzati. The last symphony Mahler wrote, “Resurrection” is an ode to the earth, to nature, and to humanity’s greatness.
MAHLER TALKS BACK:
After the Allentown Symphony’s performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, ticketholders are invited to stay for a post-concert Q&A with Diane Wittry, ASO Music Director; Mezzo-Soprano, Charlotte Daw Paulsen; ASO Principal French Horn Jonathan Clark; and ASO Principal Bass, Peter Paulsen. Because this epic work is played without interruption, there will be a brief 10-minute break after the performance and before the talkback. Cash bar available during this segment. Audience participation encouraged.
MAHLER Symphony No. 2, C minor Resurrection
with ALLENTOWN SYMPHONY CHORUS
Eduardo Azzati, Chorus Master
and guest soloists
ASHLEY MILANESE, Soprano
CHARLOTTE DAW PAULSEN, Mezzo-Soprano
NOTE: This concert will not have an intermission