Courtney Lewis, Music Director
Jennifer Johnston, Mezzo-soprano
The distinctive musical moods of Bohemia echo throughout this program. Janáček’s Taras Bulba evokes turbulent scenes of love and war, the Rückert Lieder of Mahler (Austrian, but born in Bohemia) breathe an air that is wistful and nostalgic. To conclude, Dvořák’s Sixth, drenched in the beguiling influence Czech folk music.
JANÁČEK Taras Bulba
MAHLER Rückert Lieder
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6 Program Notes