Tune in Thursday at 9 pm to hear the New York Philharmonic perform Mahler's Third Symphony under guest conductor Bernard Haitink. Mezzo-soprano Bernarda Fink joins the orchestra along with the women of the New York Choral Artists and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Alec Baldwin hosts the broadcast.
Mahler, who was born on July 7, 1860, called his Symphony No. 3, which he wrote in the Austrian countryside, "... a musical poem that progresses through all the stages of evolution … beginning with inanimate Nature and proceeding step by step to God’s love."
The program also includes archival recordings of Mahler's work.
Mahler: Symphony No. 3
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Soloist: Bernarda Fink
New York Choral Artists
Brooklyn Youth Chorus