Saturday, May 2, 2020 8pm
Sunday, May 3, 2020 3pm Doors open 90 minutes before the concerts.
JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR
SPOKANE SYMPHONY CHORALE
SARAH SHAFER, SOPRANO
Gustav Mahler said, “A symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything.” The “Resurrection” Symphony, one of his most popular and successful works, answered the metaphysical challenge of Beethoven’s Ninth. Both symphonies share a turbulent beginning and a triumphant conclusion with a choral centerpiece. While Beethoven saved his idealistic resolution until the final movement, Mahler opens with a motive that recurs at the symphony’s culmination. He goes on to explore life, death and immortal triumph for the human soul on a vast scale, until, in the finale, off-stage instruments explode the musical space, engulfing the listener in dimensions far beyond the concert hall.
Gustav Mahler — Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection”
ABOUT THE GUEST ARTIST
Soprano Sarah Shafer has been praised by the Philadelphia Inquirer for her “crystalline sound, perfectly true intonation, glowing warmth, and total presence” and named “remarkable, artistically mature … a singer to watch” by Opera News. MORE
MAKING CONCERTS FUN!
Come for a talk about the music one hour before each concert (doors open 90 minutes early)
Phones on and silent allowed
Bring your drinks to your seats
Clap when you like what you hear
Phone: 509-624-1200 Box Office: Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue
Open Monday through Friday from 10am to 5pm