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February 18, 2024

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Plymouth State University

This immersive concert revolves around the monumental Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler. A colossal work of both intense emotion and grand scale, Mahler's second symphony is an exploration of life, death, and ultimate transcendence. The piece weaves a dramatic narrative, moving from the tumultuous funeral rites of the first movement to the serene, celestial vision of the final chorus. Throughout the symphony, Mahler's distinctive sound-world blends human voice and orchestra, creating a profound dialogue that transcends musical boundaries. The concert promises to be an extraordinary journey, reflecting the depth and complexity of Mahler's vision of the world. It offers an opportunity to experience firsthand the monumental power and transformative potential of Mahler's masterwork. A transcendent evening is in store for all who attend.

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February 24 and 25, 2024

Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony

Seifert Performing Arts Center 
This immersive concert revolves around the monumental Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection" by Gustav Mahler. A colossal work of both intense emotion and grand scale, Mahler's second symphony is an exploration of life, death, and ultimate transcendence. The piece weaves a dramatic narrative, moving from the tumultuous funeral rites of the first movement to the serene, celestial vision of the final chorus. Throughout the symphony, Mahler's distinctive sound-world blends human voice and orchestra, creating a profound dialogue that transcends musical boundaries. The concert promises to be an extraordinary journey, reflecting the depth and complexity of Mahler's vision of the world. It offers an opportunity to experience firsthand the monumental power and transformative potential of Mahler's masterwork. A transcendent evening is in store for all who attend.

 

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April 6 and 7, 2024

Bolero!

This concert offers a captivating journey through the rich landscape of European classical music with a focus on impressions of Spain and Spanish composers. Mozart's lively Overture to "The Marriage of Figaro" kickstarts the evening with its enchanting melodies and irrepressible energy about a certain barber in Seville. Transitioning to the Spanish flair, Manuel de Falla's opera "La Vida Breve" enchants with its passionate and heartrending Andalusian motifs. Adding a unique touch, Xavier Garcia's Double Bass Concerto dazzles with its extraordinary exploration of the double bass's expressive potential. This is followed by Rimsky-Korsakov's "Capriccio Espagnol", a vibrant orchestral showpiece brimming with the composer's ingenious orchestrations. The concert culminates with Ravel's mesmerizing "Bolero", a masterclass in orchestral crescendo and a tour de force of hypnotic rhythm and melody. This concert is a delightful ride through musical peaks and valleys, promising an evening full of emotional resonance and exceptional virtuosity.

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May 11 and 12, 2024

Saint Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Ste. Marie Roman Catholic Church, Manchester

This concert promises an exciting and varied journey through the masterworks of French Romanticism. Opening with Berlioz's vivacious "Roman Carnival Overture", the performance carries listeners on a wave of Italianate joy and exuberance. The mood turns contemplative with Lili Boulanger's "D'un soir triste", an emotionally profound piece, inviting introspection and a melancholic reflection. This is followed by Guilmant's "Fantaisie Triomphale", a work showcasing the organ's majesty through its triumphant, soaring themes. The grand finale is Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3, "Organ Symphony", which beautifully integrates the pipe organ with the orchestra, creating a symphony bursting with invention and drama. The concert promises a harmonious blend of joy, melancholy, triumph, and drama, offering an exhilarating journey through some of the greatest masterpieces of French Romantic music.

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May 18 and 19, 2024

Saint Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Methuen Memorial Music Hall, Methuen, MA

This concert promises an exciting and varied journey through the masterworks of French Romanticism. Opening with Berlioz's vivacious "Roman Carnival Overture", the performance carries listeners on a wave of Italianate joy and exuberance. The mood turns contemplative with Lili Boulanger's "D'un soir triste", an emotionally profound piece, inviting introspection and a melancholic reflection. This is followed by Guilmant's "Fantaisie Triomphale", a work showcasing the organ's majesty through its triumphant, soaring themes. The grand finale is Saint-Saëns's Symphony No. 3, "Organ Symphony", which beautifully integrates the pipe organ with the orchestra, creating a symphony bursting with invention and drama. The concert promises a harmonious blend of joy, melancholy, triumph, and drama, offering an exhilarating journey through some of the greatest masterpieces of French Romantic music.

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