Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony of a Thousand” doesn’t really take 1,000 people to perform, but it does take a great many.
Twenty years ago, when the Grand Rapids Symphony performed Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, more than 400 people were on stage.
This spring is the 20 th anniversary of Grand Rapids Symphony’s first performance of Mahler’s musical “affirmation of faith.”
Catherine Comet, GRS Music Director rom 1986 to 1997, led three...