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Featuring many of his most rapturous melodies—the “Adagietto” is a love poem for his young bride Alma—the Fifth Symphony finds Mahler at his most joyous and life-affirming. It’s the ideal vehicle for Music Director Laureate Michael Tilson Thomas, whose decades-long devotion to the Austrian visionary yielded the acclaimed Mahler recording project on SFS Media. In Schoenberg’s Five Pieces for Orchestra, offbeat instrumental combinations and collisions create new harmonic pathways, new expressive possibilities.
Michael Tilson Thomas’ appearance is supported by the Louise M. Davies Guest Conductor Fund.
These concerts, a part of the Barbro and Bernard Osher Masterworks Series, are made possible by a generous gift from Barbro and Bernard Osher.
Open rehearsals are endowed by a bequest from The Estate of Katharine Hanrahan.
Enrich Your Experience
- [Open Rehearsal only] Learn more about this program in a pre-concert talk hosted by Sarah Cahill, presented from the stage one hour before the Open Rehearsal on January 25. Free to all ticketholders.