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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

251711735368

1521334800

251743876168

Sat Mar 17 2018 8pm

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Thu Mar 15 2018 11am

Fri Mar 16 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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MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra

MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra

When: 7-7:30pm
Where: Target Atrium
Enjoy a performance by the MacPhail Northside Youth Orchestra, a full orchestra program that strengthens the musicianship of enthusiastic students in grades 7-12. Assistant conductor Akiko Fujimoto and musicians from the Minnesota Orchestra’s brass and percussion sections will join students’ bucket band for the first piece on the program, “Keep Up!”

Concert Preview featuring Ryan Webber

Concert Preview featuring Ryan Webber

When: 7:15-7:45pm
Where: N. Bud Grossman Mezzanine
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.

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 »

CD Signing

CD Signing

When: Post-concert
Where: Roberta Mann Grand Foyer
Purchase the new Mahler 6 CD before its official U.S. release and have it signed by Music Director Osmo Vänskä after the concert.