Fri-Sat MAY 5-6
Thu-Sat MAY 11-13
Thu-Fri MAY 18-19
Sat-Sun MAY 20-21
Dudamel Leads an Extraordinary Cycle
In a number of highly acclaimed symphonic cycles, Gustavo Dudamel has displayed his passion for some of the most important composers in his musical life. This season, he offers us something a little different, a cycle that you’ve never witnessed before: the symphonies of Franz Schubert together with orchestral songs by Gustav Mahler. This inspired juxtaposition – symphonies by an incomparable songsmith, songs by a consummate symphonist – looks deeply into the outpouring of two great Viennese masters, one from the outset of the Romantic era, the other at the very end. Each composer found ways to express the ineffable bittersweetness between pathos and elation with unmatched depth and perspective. Hearing this glorious music in parallel will make you wonder why such a pairing hasn’t happened before.