This Week's Musical Gems: Mahler Symphony No. 5

Mar 19, 2021 9:47:02 PM / by BPO Staff

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Maestro Zander has made the study and performance of Gustav Mahler's symphonies one of the trademarks of his career. The last time the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra performed at Symphony Hall, in April, 2019, was the culmination of our 40th anniversary season. What better way to mark this milestone than with a Mahler Symphony?

We are delighted to share with you a playlist of this performance of Mahler's Fifth Symphony, including Maestro Zander's Pre-Concert Talk.

Mahler's Fifth Symphony begins with a famous trumpet solo. For this performance, we invited Jeffrey Work, now principal trumpet of the Oregon Symphony, to return to Boston. Mr. Work had previously performed Mahler's Fifth Symphony as principal trumpet of the BPO in 1998. 

Maestro Zander coached Elmer Churampi on this opening in an Interpretations of Music: Lessons for Life class several years ago. The video of that class has been seen by over 636,000 people! We encourage you to check it out for yourself. 

We send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones this week.

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Topics: BPYO, Benjamin Zander, Boston Philharmonic, mahler5, 5thsymphony

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