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Chamber Symphony: Conlon Conducts Shaham, Mahler No. 4

August 02
5:30 pm
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Chamber Symphony: Conlon Conducts Shaham, Mahler No. 4

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PROGRAM
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MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219
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G. MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 in G major

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Aspen favorite Gil Shaham returns to play Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219. His impeccable technique, inimitable warmth, and infectious joy in music-making have made him one of the world’s foremost soloists.

Mahler’s Fourth Symphony is his shortest and most frequently performed. It’s also the first one for which Mahler didn’t provide a specific program, saying, “I know the most wonderful names for the movements, but I will not betray them to the rabble of critics and listeners so that they can subject them to banal misunderstandings and distortions.” That didn’t stop one 1904 critic from describing the Fourth as “a drooling and emasculated musical monstrosity.” Mahler himself seemed pleased with the work, but also wrote to his wife Alma, “My Fourth … is all humor, naïve, etc. It is that part of me which is still the hardest for you to accept and which in any case only the fewest of the few will comprehend for the rest of time.” Whether or not audiences understand this symphony as Mahler intended, they’ve certainly embraced its geniality, serenity, and transcendent last movement featuring a soprano describing a child’s vision of heaven.

Delight in the artistry of Gil Shaham in this sublime program conducted by the extraordinary James Conlon!

This event is part of our Dorothy DeLay Week celebration. Click here to view the full list of events.

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With special thanks to Mrs. Mercedes T. Bass - Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation
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