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Community Conversations: Song of the Earth
  • Kenneth Freed, moderator
  • Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
  • Sidney Wade, poet, translator and educator
  • Pablo Medina, poet, novelist and professor

Join Mark Wigglesworth and Kenneth Freed for two pre-concert discussions as part of Minnesota Orchestra's Spirit and Spring events.

After a year filled with personal tragedy, Mahler was captivated by a collection of Chinese poetry that had been translated into German, and he set it to music. The result was Das Lied von der Erde, or Song of the Earth, the centerpiece of our main stage concert—a lyrical, dramatic synthesis of song and symphony that juxtaposes the sadness of mortality with the ecstasy of life. Our distinguished panel will discuss inherent tensions of translating poetry and setting texts, and, on a broad scale, the poetic impulse in words and music. In addition to considering Mahler’s work in the context of these questions, the panel, particularly Pablo Medina, will apply them to Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs, which are featured in the April 11 NightCap performance following the full-orchestra concert.

Seating in the Target Atrium is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. This 30-minute Community Conversation is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Song of the Earth

Song of the Earth: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

Following the community conversation, join us at 8pm for a performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, a deeply spiritual song cycle reflecting on youth, beauty and Mother Earth. Tickets and information »

Location Target Atrium, Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
612-371-5600
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Community Conversations: Song of the Earth

Tickets FREE WITH CONCERT TICKET

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Sat Apr 11 2015 7:15pm

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Fri Apr 10 2015 7:15pm

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

  • Kenneth Freed, moderator
  • Mark Wigglesworth, conductor
  • Sidney Wade, poet, translator and educator
  • Pablo Medina, poet, novelist and professor

Join Mark Wigglesworth and Kenneth Freed for two pre-concert discussions as part of Minnesota Orchestra's Spirit and Spring events.

After a year filled with personal tragedy, Mahler was captivated by a collection of Chinese poetry that had been translated into German, and he set it to music. The result was Das Lied von der Erde, or Song of the Earth, the centerpiece of our main stage concert—a lyrical, dramatic synthesis of song and symphony that juxtaposes the sadness of mortality with the ecstasy of life. Our distinguished panel will discuss inherent tensions of translating poetry and setting texts, and, on a broad scale, the poetic impulse in words and music. In addition to considering Mahler’s work in the context of these questions, the panel, particularly Pablo Medina, will apply them to Peter Lieberson’s Neruda Songs, which are featured in the April 11 NightCap performance following the full-orchestra concert.

Seating in the Target Atrium is limited and will be honored on a first-come, first-served basis. This 30-minute Community Conversation is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Song of the Earth

Song of the Earth: Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde

Following the community conversation, join us at 8pm for a performance of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde, a deeply spiritual song cycle reflecting on youth, beauty and Mother Earth. Tickets and information »