Houston Symphony presents Songs of the Earth Festival: "Mahler Song Of The Earth"

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Sasha Cooke
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In 1917, Gustav Mahler suffered a series of hardships: the death of his four-year-old daughter, the loss of his post as director of the Vienna Court Opera, and the diagnosis of a serious heart condition. From the depths of tragedy emerged one of his most stunningly powerful masterpieces, the “song-symphony” Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth).

World-renowned vocalists Sasha Cooke and Clay Hilley join Music Director Designate Juraj Valčuha and the orchestra for this soul-stirring meditation on life and death, featuring poignant text drawn from ancient Chinese poetry. Evocative music of contemporary composer Quigang Chen opens the performance.

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Jones Hall
615 Louisiana St.
Houston, TX 77002

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