Experience a sense of wonder as the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra performs Gustav Mahler’s impressive Symphony No. 1, on Tuesday, April 24th at 7:30 PM, Callaway Auditorium. Also known as his Titan Symphony, this music is powerful and influential, yet ethereal and ultra-dimensional. The Austrian composer’s famous quote, “A symphony is like the world; it must embrace everything.” has shaped the entire season, and it is fitting that the finale concert include his outstanding Symphony No. 1.
The Titan Symphony actually began its life around the year 1889 as a Symphonic Poem, but had gone through many revisions before Mahler finally published, in 1898, the version we will hear. This work has also gone through several title changes, and one of them was Symphony in D for large orchestra. Large indeed! While that title seems rather generic, it is descriptive. The stage at Callaway Auditorium will be filled as this concert will have about 70 musicians!
Furthering the tradition of high standards, the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra also welcomes guest artist, Richard Cho. Richard is the first place winner of the 2017 Young Artists Competition (YAC) for Strings. He will be performing Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor. This piece, consisting of three movements, is one of the most captivating and popular violin concertos.
What a great night this will be, and what a full program! The 2017/2018 season has been remarkable and you do not want to miss this grand event. It is recommended that you get your tickets early, as the past two concerts have sold out.