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Redwood Symphony -Haydn and Mahler

November 17, 2018
8:00 pm
Cañada College Main Theatre

Franz Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 103 ("Drumroll") Gustav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (“Song of the Earth”) Soloists: Kindra Scharich, mezzo soprano David Gustafson, tenor The concert opens with Franz Joseph Haydn's penultimate Symphony No. 103, nicknamed “The Drumroll” because of the prominent role of the timpani at the opening of the first movement. The absolute genius of Haydn's instrumental invention as the “Inventor of the Symphony” is on full, witty display. Redwood Symphony continues its ongoing cycle of Gustav Mahler's works with Das Lied von der Erde (“Song of the Earth”), his last completed major symphonic work. The German text is derived from poems written by Li Bai, the wandering poet of the Chinese Tang dynasty. Alternating songs with tenor and mezzo soprano soloists, this all-encompassing work is one of the symphonic literature's great meditation on the brevity and sweetness of human life.


Cañada College Main Theatre

4200 Farm Hill Blvd, Redwood City, CA 94061, USA

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