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Main Stage 3: Mahler Lite
Friday, February 26, 2016 @ 7:30pm - 9:30pmFree
FEWER PLAYERS, SAME GREAT (MUSICAL) TASTE
Benjamin Simon, conductor
Christine Brandes, soprano
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4 (arr. Simon)
Renowned Bay Area soprano Christine Brandes (“Earthy and affecting… magnificent” —NY Times) makes her SFCO debut in three very special performances of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony. Klaus Simon’s beautiful 2007 chamber arrangement for 14 players brings out the intimacy of this heavenly piece without sacrificing any of its power. This program will begin with a guided tour of this complex score, wherein Maestro Simon and the orchestra reveal its secrets and bring listeners into Mahler’s imaginative “sound world,” followed by a complete performance of this 55-minute work.
Classical masterpieces, unusual gems, and modern works offer a feast for your ears at every concert, while Ben Simon’s engaging onstage talks help you connect more powerfully with the music.
Admission is free to all! Supporting members receive priority seating and priority entrance 60 minutes before concert time. Please bring your membership card with you. General seating begins 45 minutes before concert time.