Mahler composed his Ninth Symphony in the wake of tragic events, and it premiered the year following Mahler’s death, and the epic symphony opens and closes with extended, heartfelt slow movements guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings.
Donald Runnicles is concurrently the General Music Director of the Deutsche Oper Berlin (DOB), Chief Conductor of BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO), and Music Director of the Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson, Wyoming, USA. Mr. Runnicles is also Principal Guest Conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO). His career can be characterized by close, enduring and extensive relationships with a number of opera companies and orchestras; and his musical identity is defined by the quality of his performances which are strongly centered in grand romantic opera and symphonic repertory of the late 19th and 20th centuries, and their traditions around which the current opera and symphony institutions were built.
Please Note: This concert will be performed without intermission. Late seating will be available approximately 29 minutes into the program (following the first movement), so please plan to arrive in plenty of time.
When: Thursday, April 21 & 23, 2016 – 8pm
Where: Atlanta Symphony Hall – 1280 Peachtree Street – Atlanta, GA 30309 ( Directions )
Tickets: $20 – $89