Courtney Lewis, Music Director
|MAHLER||Das Lied von der Erde|
Sometimes referred to as Gustav Mahler’s tenth symphony, The Song of the Earth is no ordinary song cycle, titled by the composer “a Symphony for Tenor, Contralto and Orchestra.” Drawing from German adaptations of ancient Chinese poems, the songs explore themes of tragedy and the imminence of death, ultimately asserting a passionate delight in the beauty of living. Witness this narrative through a theatrical lens in this Jacksonville Symphony dramatic staging of Mahler’s profound testament to love and life.
Concerts begin at 7:30 PM. Performances are expected to last between 60 and 75 minutes and there will be no intermission. Masks must be worn at all times. PROGRAM NOTES