Mahler’s First

Mahler’s First

Presented by the Portland Symphony

Conductor Bruce Hangen will be the conductor this evening and the concert will feature cellist Matt Haimovitz.

We’ll be starting with Ernest Bloch’s “Schelomo”, which was the final work of Bloch’s “Jewish Cycle”. Bloch started writing this cycle in 1915 and it premiered on May 3, 1917.

We’ll end the evening with the main attraction, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, entitled “Titan”.  This piece was mainly composed between late 1887 and March 1888, but it incorporates music Mahler had composed for previous works. 

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