Symphony Hall is coming to your living room! Starting on May 8th at 9 pm, PBS North will rebroadast some of our favorite concerts. We can’t wait to have you back in the Hall with us when it is safe to do so, but for the time being we’re bringing the Hall to you!
TOWARD THE HEAVENS
May 8 • 9 pm
Concert date: April 13, 2019
The concert opens with Tchaikovsky’s playful Symphony No.2. The symphony is based on Ukrainian folk melodies and, since Ukraine was called “Little Russia” in Tchaikovsky’s days, it received the nicknamed ”Little Russian”. The second half of the program features Mendelssohn’s seldom performed masterwork: “The Hymn of Praise.”
May 15 • 9 pm
Concert date: October 6, 2018
After a jazzy opener, Three Dance Episodes from “On The Town” by Leonard Bernstein, Sailing North features the DSSO’s first performance soniChroma, a concerto for two percussionists and orchestra, written by the DSSO’s very own principal percussionist and UMD percussion professor Gene Koshinski. In the second half, we invited the audience into the amazing sound world of Jean Sibelius with his gripping Symphony No.1.
May 22 • 9 pm
Concert date: November 18, 2017
The DSSO celebrated the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s historical achievements. Written for the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, another key document of Lutheranism, Mendelssohn’s Symphony No.5, called the Reformation Symphony, provided the perfect opener. We follow this with Johannes Brahms’ German Requiem, one of the pillars of the choral repertoire and work that truly embraces the spirit of Luther’s new way.
MAHLER RESURRECTION SYMPHONY
May 29 • 9 pm
Concert date: April 1, 2017
Mahler’s Symphony No.2 is one of the great achievements of the human spirit! Subtitled the Resurrection Symphony, the work explores the entirety of human life: From childhood to adult life, from suffering to joy and happiness, Mahler’s work culminates in the entrance of the chorus that proclaims eternal life through resurrection.
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