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The Philadelphia Orchestra

Mahler's Third Symphony

May 18, 2017
May 21, 2017

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Mahler’s Third Symphony

Thursday, May 18 8:00 PM
Friday, May 19 8:00 PM
Saturday, May 20 8:00 PM
Sunday, May 21 2:00 PM 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor
Karen Cargill Mezzo-soprano
Women of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir

The American Boychoir 

Mahler Symphony No. 3

We end the season with Mahler’s colossal Third Symphony, among the grandest works of all. The Symphony is massive—calling for mezzo-soprano, women’s choir, and children’s chorus—and with six movements, is the longest piece in the standard repertoire. “It’s a work that, even more than any other Mahler symphony, contains—as Mahler said—the whole world,” says Yannick. “It has the mineral life, the vegetation life, the animal one, the human one—and the afterlife as well. … It’s a fascinating work of art.” This is a rare chance to hear this commanding music in the inimitable hands of Yannick and The Philadelphia Orchestra. A monumental end to our season that you won’t want to miss!

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