Princeton University Orchestra
The Princeton University Orchestra concludes its 2019-20 season with a mythical composition: Gustav Mahler's sixth symphony. This 1.5-hour-long work, in four movements, is a hair-raising, virtuosic masterpiece. Hauntingly autobiographical, it slowly unfurls its tragic drama. Against the backdrop of stretches of peaceful, shimmering beauty including the famous, soaring “Alma theme” (a portrait of the composer’s wife) and the bucolic calls of distant cowbells, prophetic hammer-blows of fate “fell [the hero] like the stroke of an axe.”
The program is presented on April 24 & 25, 2020. Tickets: $15 general/$5 students.
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