Symphonic Song

Saturday, May 13, at 7:30 pm

Up Close and Personal: Symphonic Song

Grammy Award-winning soprano Sarah Brailey – praised for her “radiant, liquid tone” and her “limpid and spellbinding voice” – joins the DSO for Samuel Barber’s poignant Knoxville: Summer of 1915. Balancing this intimate, lyrical rhapsody is Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D, the first of the composer’s so-called Wunderhorn symphonies which incorporate material from his earlier orchestral song cycles. Refashioned as a programmatic symphony, this monumental work loosely depicts “a strong, heroic man, his life and sufferings, his battles and defeat at the hands of Fate.”