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MahlerFest Finale: Mahler’s Fifth Symphony

Aug 28, 2021

  • Image Macky Auditorium
    285 University Ave., Boulder, CO 80309
  • Image Price: $5-45
  • Image From: 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
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SAWYERS Symphony No. 5 (World Premiere)
MAHLER Symphony No. 5

The Colorado MahlerFest Orchestra with Artistic Director Kenneth Woods returns to the Macky stage. Mahler’s fifth symphony, composed in 1901-02, is one of Mahler’s most famous and features the Adagietto movement. This famous movement, used in the film The Death in Venice, was a love letter to Alma Schindler, whom he had only recently met but would marry in 1902. The concert will also include the world premiere of a new symphony written during the pandemic by leading British symphonist, Philip Sawyers. Sawyers is the visiting composer of this year’s festival.