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Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Titan Symphony

About This Concert:

No first symphony has ever rocked the world like Mahler’s stunning Titan—joyous and bold, the composer’s audacious wish to embrace all of humanity in a single piece of music.

WEILL
Violin Concerto

MAHLER
Symphony No. 1, Titan

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Fun Facts:

  • Gustav Mahler wrote his Symphony No. 1 on the inspiration of simple German folk tunes and poetry, and turned that into a fabulously colorful tapestry for brass, strings, winds and percussion, and perhaps the most daring first symphony of any composer.
  • Kurt Weill, who composed Broadway superhits like “Mack the Knife,” also wrote dozens of concert works as a young man in his native Germany.
  • Weill shed no tears when he left Germany for America, and said, “The moment I landed here I felt as though I’d come home.”
  • When Erin Keefe was young, her father wanted her to study piano, but the front door of their house wasn’t big enough to move a piano in, so violin it was.
Location Orchestra Hall
1111 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis
MN
55403
Classical

Vänskä Conducts Mahler's Titan Symphony

Tickets

-50183865506

1521129600

-50151724706

Thu Mar 15 2018 11am

Other Performances

Fri Mar 16 2018 8pm

Sat Mar 17 2018 8pm

Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe | Photo © Travis Anderson

Osmo Vänskä and Erin Keefe | Photo © Travis Anderson

About This Concert:

No first symphony has ever rocked the world like Mahler’s stunning Titan—joyous and bold, the composer’s audacious wish to embrace all of humanity in a single piece of music.

WEILL
Violin Concerto

MAHLER
Symphony No. 1, Titan

Read program notes »

Fun Facts:

  • Gustav Mahler wrote his Symphony No. 1 on the inspiration of simple German folk tunes and poetry, and turned that into a fabulously colorful tapestry for brass, strings, winds and percussion, and perhaps the most daring first symphony of any composer.
  • Kurt Weill, who composed Broadway superhits like “Mack the Knife,” also wrote dozens of concert works as a young man in his native Germany.
  • Weill shed no tears when he left Germany for America, and said, “The moment I landed here I felt as though I’d come home.”
  • When Erin Keefe was young, her father wanted her to study piano, but the front door of their house wasn’t big enough to move a piano in, so violin it was.
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Coffee Concert

Coffee Concert

When: Pre-concert
Where: All lobby bars
Enjoy complimentary coffee from Driven Coffee Roasters and donuts from A Baker's Wife Pastry Shop!

Concert Preview featuring Ryan Webber

Concert Preview featuring Ryan Webber

When: 10:15-10:35am
Where: Auditorium
Join Ryan Webber, adjunct professor of low brass at Bemidji State, for an engaging and informative look at the life and music of Weill and Mahler. This 30-minute concert preview is free; however, a concert ticket is required for entry.

Harp & Flute Duo

Harp & Flute Duo

When: 10:15-10:45am
Where: Target Atrium
Enjoy a program of harp and flute duets played by Hannah Spivey and Ming-Hui Lin, two doctoral students from the University of Minnesota.

New Recording

New Recording

When: Pre-concert & Intermission
Where: Merchandise Cart & Box Office
Purchase the new Mahler 6 CD before its official US release. Details »