Mahler's Resurrection


My husband and I went to the symphony this weekend. In honor of the Easter season, they played Mahler's Second Symphony - commonly known as the Resurrection Symphony. It was absolutely gorgeous! Chock full of drama and tension and musical beauty. The third movement included a choir of around 200 people and two soprano soloists. Fantastic!

12 comments:

Olivier said...

j'adore Mahler, cela devait etre vraiment superbe

Hilda said...

A choir with 200 people?? Oh wow, that must have been awesome!

B SQUARED said...

It must have been wonderful.

Lois said...

What a wonderful evening!

Kate said...

Nothing like a good musical performance. I maxed the photo, andit looked like a full audience. Wonderful seasonal music!

Halcyon said...

Kate: There were some empty seats here and there, but I thought it was a really good turnout. Classical music can be a hard sell in Jackson! I think having the choirs from Milsaps College and Mississippi College (along with the regular Mississippo Choir) brought some extra people in though.

Jacob said...

I can just imagine the energy and excitement inherent in such an event.

Ineke said...

sounds like a great evening out.

cieldequimper said...

Très belle photo. Mahler n'est pas mon compositeur préféré mais j'avais vu sa 8è par l'Orchestre Philharmonique de Vienne au théâtre des Champs-Elysées il y a quelques années et le fait de voir en entendant, ça change tout.

VP said...

You need a full orchestra and a great chorus for Mahler. Great symphony, a very ambitious program!

Jim Klenke said...

I havent heard the symphony with a choir yet. Thats on my to-do list.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» would have loved this.
The Mahler "Resurrection" symphony is famous for it being a testimony to Mahler's faith.