Mahler Symphony No. 9

at Verizon Hall
May 9th-12th, 2019
MAHLER  Symphony No. 9 
 
Yannick continues his deeply felt exploration of Gustav Mahler’s symphonies with the Ninth, the last of the great symphonies he was able to complete before his death in 1911. Critics, musicians, and music lovers have struggled to convey the enormous scope of this piece; the great conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Herbert von Karajan described the Ninth as “music coming from another world … from eternity.” Musically ingenious and emotionally intense—Is it about the wonder of life? The inevitability of death?—Mahler’s Ninth Symphony is a towering musical creation, not to be missed in the hands of Yannick Nézet-Séguin and The Philadelphia Orchestra.     
 
Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Conductor 
Kimmel Center's Verizon Hall