Salonen Conducts Mahler 9

May 17

8:00 PM


Thursday, May 17, 2018

His final completed work before his tragic death at the age of fifty, Mahler's Ninth Symphony reflects his personal turmoil and spiritual uncertainty as he faced his own mortality. The result is a fearlessly introspective symphony containing some of the most devastatingly beautiful music he ever composed. Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the CSO, one of the world's great Mahler orchestras, in this profound work by one of history's greatest symphonists.

Please join us in Grainger Ballroom immediately following the concert for a Q&A with the evening’s guest artists or CSO musicians. Open to all ticketholders.

Approximate concert duration: 90 minutes with no intermission


Mahler Symphony No. 9


Preconcert conversation with Carl Grapentine
30 minute run-time

Thursday, May 17, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Friday, May 18, 12:15 p.m. Armour Stage
Saturday, May 19, 7 p.m. Grainger Ballroom
Tuesday, May 22, 6:30 p.m. Grainger Ballroom

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These concerts are made possible with the generous support of Robert J. Buford, Jim and SuAnne Lopata, Robert C. Peterson, and an Anonymous donor.