Events at the Fox

Spokane Symphony Masterworks 10: Mahler’s Resurrection

Spokane Symphony Masterworks 10: Mahler’s Resurrection

Saturday, May 2, 2020 8pm
Sunday, May 3, 2020 3pm
Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts. 

JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR
SPOKANE SYMPHONY CHORALE
SARAH SHAFER, SOPRANO

Gustav Mahler said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” The “Resurrection” Symphony, one of his most popular and successful works, answered the metaphysical challenge of Beethoven’s Ninth. Both symphonies share a turbulent beginning and a triumphant conclusion with a choral centerpiece. While Beethoven saved his idealistic resolution until the final movement, Mahler opens with a motive that recurs at the symphony’s culmination. He goes on to explore life, death and immortal triumph for the human soul on a vast scale, until, in the finale, off-stage instruments explode the musical space, engulfing the listener in dimensions far beyond the concert hall.

THE MUSIC

Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”

Come early for a pre-concert talk one hour before each performance. Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.

ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST

Praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer  for her “crystalline sound, perfectly true intonation, glowing warmth, and total presence” and named “remarkable, artistically mature … a singer to watch” by Opera News, soprano Sarah Shafer actively appears on the leading operatic and concert stages of the world. MORE

Ticket Information:

This concert is part of the Masterworks Series. Individual and subscription tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online using our new ticketing platform. 

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