May Festival Saturday Package
MAHLER'S RESURRECTION SYMPHONY
Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony is a transformative experience of liberating power, flowing from despair to reassurance. The May Festival Chorus, approaching its 150th anniversary, plus GRAMMY-winning mezzo-soprano Kelly O’Connor and the “pure, refined tone” (The New York Times) of soprano Joélle Harvey join Louis Langrée and the CSO for an epic 22/23 Season opener.
GUSTAV MAHLER: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection
GERSHWIN & THE PLANETS
Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor
Michelle Cann, piano
Holst’s The Planets has a gravity all its own—from the merciless rhythms of Mars to the magnificence of Jupiter. Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory acts like a musical telescope—in her words, exploring "some very large spaces…chaos and clarity.” Michelle Cann, former CSO MAC Music Innovator and featured soloist on the 20th anniversary of Classical Roots, is known for delivering “knockout” performances (Philadelphia Inquirer), and shines in music by Gershwin.
CAROLINE SHAW: The Observatory [CSO Co-Commission]
GEORGE GERSHWIN: Rhapsody No. 2 for Piano and Orchestra
GUSTAV HOLST: The Planets
GRIEG: PEER GYNT IN CONCERT
Louis Langrée, conductor
Pekka Kuusisto, violin
A Norwegian fairy tale comes to life in Music Hall with a concert-theatre production of Grieg’s enchanting score to Ibsen’s play, created and directed by Bill Barclay, former Director of Music at Shakespeare's Globe. Louis Langrée leads the Orchestra and cast, including soprano Camilla Tilling and the May Festival Chorus. Bjarnason’s Violin Concerto opens the program with whimsical whistling by soloist Pekka Kuusisto, for whom the concerto was written.
DANÍEL BJARNASON: Violin Concerto
EDVARD GRIEG: Peer Gynt [original concert-theatre production]
Music by Edvard Grieg
Written and Directed by Bill Barclay
Adapted from the play by Henrik Ibsen
Produced by Concert Theatre Works