Measha & Mahler Saturday April 25 2020 at 8:00 PM
Saturday April 25 2020 at 8:00 PM
VERDI Overture to La forza del destino
BERLIOZ Excerpts from Summer Nights
BOLCOM Cabaret Songs
MAHLER Symphony No. 1 in D Major "Titan"
Measha Brueggergosman, soprano
Oriol Sans, guest conductor
Saturday, April 25, 2020 | 8:00 PM | Hill Auditorium
Your A²SO’s historic 2019/2020 season comes to a commanding conclusion with a glowing performance from Soprano Measha Brueggergosman. Feelings of love, longing, and loss from three compositional generations will be sung in Brueggergosman’s debut with the A²SO. Hector Berlioz’s Les Nuits D’été (Summer Nights) sets the text of Théophile Gautierand in an unusually passionate and personal manner. While it is a mystery who Berlioz wrote the songs for, a powerful feeling of desire is undeniable. The sway of a waltz in Erik Satie’s Je Te Veux is mesmerizing and you will lose yourself in the story of passion told by Henry Pacory’s text. Selections from William Bolcom’s Cabaret Songs are a “highbrow” nod to the composer’s “lowbrow” days growing up in Seattle playing in vaudeville shows. The ambitious program for the season finale is rounded out with Verdi’s exploration of fate in the overture to La Forza del Destino and Mahler’s sprawling and tempestuous First Symphony.
Watch Measha in a recording session of Bolcom's Cabaret Songs with the BBC Symphony Orchestra:
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