Magnificent Mahler

8:00PM, Friday, August 15, 2014
Walk Festival Hall
$54
6:00PM, Saturday, August 16, 2014
Walk Festival Hall
$54
Mahler Ruckert Lieder
Mahler Symphony No. 5
Kelley O'Connor mezzo-soprano
Donald Runnicles conductor

There is no more fitting location for the performance of Mahler than in the heart of the Tetons. Each summer, Mahler retreated to the mountains to take long hikes and work on his songs and epic symphonies. From the opening trumpet fanfare to the exhilarating finale of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony, the music explores the entire human condition. Opening the concert are heartbreakingly beautiful songs set to the text of Rückert Lieder.