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MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Das Lied von der Erde

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)

Julian Kuerti, Conductor
Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 8:00pm
Miller Auditorium

Basking in the exotic sounds and poetry of the Far East.

Mahler's "Song of the Earth" is a voyage to China during the Tang dynasty. Mahler sets six ancient Chinese poems in the style of the late romantic music of turn-of-the-century Vienna. The program begins with inspiration from Asia Minor and Asia Major, drawing on music old and new to create an unforgettable evening of exotic orchestral sound and imagery.

Violinist Daniel Rafimayeri presented in collaboration with Stulberg International String Competition
Stulberg International String Competition

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Featured Artists

Julian Kuerti, conductor
Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
Charles Reid, tenor
Daniel Rafimayeri, violin, 2019 Stulberg Competition Gold Medalist
Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra


Our program appears below to give you a taste of the music ahead!

— Wiser Financial Prelude talk | 7 p.m. —

DU YUN (b. 1977): Hundred Heads (2014)

BRUCH (1838 – 1920): Violin Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 26
                Prelude: Allegro moderato
                Finale: Allegro energico
                                Daniel Rafimayeri, violin

— Intermission —

MAHLER (1860 – 1911): Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth)
                Das Trinklied von Jammer der Erde
                      (The Drinking Song of Earth’s Sorrow)
                Der Einsame im Herbst (The Solitary One in Autumn)
                Von der Jugend (Youth)
                Von der Schönheit (Beauty)
                Der Trunkene im Frühling (The Drunkard in Spring)
                Der Abschied (The Farewell)
                                Susan Platts, mezzo-soprano
                                Charles Reid, tenor

— AfterWORDS discussion with conductor and guests —