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Mahler Symphony No. 5
November 30 • 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join the J Culture Club at Seattle Symphony for a performance of Mahler’s Fifth Symphony. This work scales triumphant heights, from its beginnings in a dramatic funeral march to the sublime love letter to his wife Alma in the famous Adagietto and a finale of victorious grandeur. Orli Shaham also presents the Seattle Symphony premiere of “Light Forming,” a work written for her by her husband, the conductor David Robertson. Experience the power and beauty of a match made in musical heaven.
Part of our new J Culture Club series! Curated Jewish cultural experiences around town for our SJCC community to enjoy together. Everyone is welcome.
20% off with our community code
Promo Code: JCCSSO
About the Composer
Born to Jewish parents of humble origins, Gustav Mahler was one of the leading conductors and composers of his generation. His compositions acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. His own music became banned in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 his compositions were rediscovered and then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers.