Houston Symphony presents "Mahler & Mendelssohn"
Mahler's Symphony No. 1 is filled with some of the composer's most brilliant and contrasting musical ideas. You'll be delighted as you hear folk melodies, a chilling funeral march and even a minor-key version of the familiar "Frère Jacques" melody. Conductor Christoph Koenig also leads Mendelssohn's Octet for Strings, the full string orchestra version.