Sunday, March 26, 7PM
Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall
Mahler Symphony II: Resurrection

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An immense work, both in length and power, the “Resurrection” Symphony tells the story of life – and the existential quest for understanding. Mahler was fascinated by the subjects of metaphysics, existentialism, cosmology, the meaning of life and death, and what happens to us after we die. Symphony No. 2 is a vivid interpretation of these subjects. Joining the Gulf Coast Symphony on stage are the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers.

This event will also be available as a live broadcast starting on March 26, 2017 at 6:30pm

About The Composer

Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler (7 July 1860, Kaliště in Bohemia, now Czech Republic – 18 May 1911, Vienna in Austria) was an Austrian late-Romantic composer, and one of the leading conductors of his generation. As a composer he acted as a bridge between the 19th century Austro-German tradition and the modernism of the early 20th century. While in his lifetime his status as a conductor was established beyond question, his own music gained wide popularity only after periods of relative neglect which included a ban on its performance in much of Europe during the Nazi era. After 1945 his compositions were rediscovered and championed by a new generation of listeners; Mahler then became one of the most frequently performed and recorded of all composers, a position he has sustained into the 21st century.

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