The Delaware Symphony Orchestra and the University of Delaware Chorus perform a powerful Mahler symphony in the largest ensemble ever assembled at The Grand Opera House.
The chorus joins the symphony for its performance of Gustav Mahler’s prolific Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” at 8pm on April 15 and 16. Mahler’s Second Symphony is noted for its religious setting and reflection on the idea of life after death. The DSO will host pre-concert lectures on stage at 7pm both nights featuring special guests from the religious community. Soloists Robynne Redmon and Ilana Davidson are also featured in the five-movement masterpiece.
Redmon, a renowned mezzo-soprano, has performed with the likes of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra and the Seattle Symphony. After her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in 1996, she continued to make many debuts internationally.
American-born Davidson is described as bringing “assured musicality and interpretive insight to repertoire spanning the 12th to the 21st centuries.” She has performed in New York’s Carnegie Hall, with the Saint Louis Symphony, and with the Boston Philharmonic.
Tickets ($27-$57; $10 for students) to this concert can be purchased by calling the Grand Opera House Box Office at 302.652.5577 or 800.374.7263, or online at www.ticketsatthegrand.org. For additional information, visit the Delaware Symphony Orchestra online at www.delawaresymphony.org