Alan Gilbert conducts the New York Philharmonic in Mahler’s Second Symphony, which Gilbert writes in the program notes, “tells a story, and it is nothing less than the story of life. It’s about an existential quest for understanding; it’s about coming to terms with life’s challenges and incomprehensibilities.”
Through five movements, Mahler takes us from an anguished search for understanding of life and the heavens to the universal hope and optimism found in humanity.
Under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt, the New York Choral Artists featuring soprano Miah Persson and mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, join the orchestra for Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony.
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 2, Resurrection