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Cambridge Symphony Orchestra: Mahler and Mozart
November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm$15 – $25
Our season opens by pairing Mahler’s most Classical symphony, the Sixth, with Mozart’s energetic Symphony No. 35. Mozart’s so-called Haffner Symphony, originating as a “serenade” of party music for the Haffner family, is gracious and celebratory. It provides welcome contrast to Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a dramatically powerful, emotionally catastrophic, and utterly merciless depiction of heroism and oppression.
Famed for its unquestionably tragic finale, the symphony has been heard both as a prophecy of the desolation of the First World War and as an attempt to wrestle with the inevitability of the composer’s own human and artistic mortality.
Mahler, Symphony No. 6 in A minor
Mozart, Symphony No. 35 in D major (Haffner)
This concert’s Spotlight Partner is East Somerville Main Streets, a non-profit organization dedicated to rebuilding the East Broadway Business District as the heart of the East Somerville community and as a vibrant destination. This is accomplished through volunteer-driven events and initiatives which play off of the unique characteristics of the neighborhood in order to further develop that character.
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra thanks the Massachusetts Cultural Council for supporting our 2017-18 season.