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Beethoven 4 & Mahler Das Lied

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Orchestra Hall
Friday, November 11, 2016 – 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 12, 2016 – 8:00 PM
This program will be live webcast Saturday, November 12
at 8:00 pm EDT (GMT-4) on dso.org/live.
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Concert Description

Life, death, joy, sorrow...Gustav Mahler's incomparable Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth) leads the audience through an epic journey of earthly beauty, hailed by Leonard Bernstein (a renowned Mahler interpreter) as the Austrian composer's "greatest symphony." French conductor Louis Langrée and the DSO are joined by returning favorite mezzo soprano Kelley O'Connor and tenor Russell Thomas.

ConcerTalk 11/11 at 7 PM & 11/12 at 7 PM: Get the most out of each Classical concert with informal presentations in Orchestra Hall one hour before the performance begins. Enjoy special guests, lectures, or performances that illuminate the program and provide a behind-the-scenes look at the art of making music! In this iteration, Steven Whiting, Professor of Musicology at the University of Michigan, will speak about the program.

Click download information for Mahler Das Lied text & translation.


Louis Langrée, conductor  Bio

The French musician Louis Langrée has been Music Director of the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York since 2002. Mr. Langrée has worked with many orchestras in North America, Europe and further afield, including Pittsburgh, Detroit, Dallas, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. He has held positions as Music Director of the Orchestre de Picardie and Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège.

Learn more at www.askonasholt.co.uk.

Kelley O'Connor, mezzo soprano   Bio

Possessing a voice of uncommon allure, musical sophistication, and intuitive and innate dramatic artistry, the Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor has emerged as one of the most compelling performers of her generation. Ms. O’Connor brings “her smoky sound and riveting stage presence” (The New York Times) to performances as Ursule in Berlioz’s “Béatrice et Bénédict” with Opera Boston, and to her signature role as Federico García Lorca in a Peter Sellars staging of Golijov’s “Ainadamar” at Teatro Real in Madrid. Ms. O’Connor’s performances include Ravel’s “Shéhérazade” with Michael Christie at the Colorado Music Festival, and Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Edinburgh Festival among others. Additional operatic engagements include her Canadian Opera Company debut in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and as Meg Page in “Falstaff” at the Santa Fe Opera.

Russell Thomas, tenor   


BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4  
MAHLER Das Lied von der Erde