Mahler's Symphony No. 3

04/13/2019, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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Mahler Symphony No. 3

Marcelo Lehninger Conductor | Michelle DeYoung Mezzo-soprano
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Pearl Shangkuan, Director
Sean Ivory, Director
Grand Rapids Symphony Junior Youth Chorus  Jackie Sonderfan-Schoon, Director

One of his most popular orchestral works of all, Mahler’s sunny, Symphony No. 3 was named the “10th Greatest Symphony of All Time” in a poll of professional conductors for BBC Music Magazine.  A lover of nature,  Mahler spent his summers in the countryside outside of Salzburg. He composed his Third Symphony in a tiny shed, specially built, at the edge of a meadow, on the shore of a lake, with a view of the mountains beyond. Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung, who was born in Grand Rapids, returns home as vocal soloist in the work featuring a slow movement that was arranged for a smaller orchestra and performed in New York City in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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Tune in to our concert rebroadcast on Blue Lake Public Radio on Sunday, May 19 at 1 pm.

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Individual tickets start at $18 |  Students $5

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Series Sponsor: Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Helen DeVos  |  Guest Artist Sponsored by Edith I. Blodgett Guest Artist Fund
Grand Rapids Symphony Chorus Sponsor: Mary E. Tuuk

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