Baltimore Symphony’s 2010-11 season will celebrate Mahler

Posted on: March 25, 2010

Tuesday (3/23) on his Baltimore Sun blog Clef Notes, Tim Smith writes, “Marin Alsop has kept music by Mahler prominent in her programming since taking the helm of the Baltimore Symphony. The just-announced 2010-11 season, Alsop’s fourth as music director, is no exception. The season straddles the 150th anniversary of Mahler’s birth and centennial of his death, providing an extra hook for the inclusion of his Seventh Symphony, the unfinished Tenth, the discarded ‘Blumine’ movement from Symphony No. 1 and ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ (soloists TBA). Add to this several of Mahler’s controversial re-touched scores by other composers … Baltimore native Philip Glass, whose music Alsop has long championed, will be back in the picture. Alsop will conduct his multimedia work ‘Icarus at the Edge of Time,’ based on the children’s book by physicist Brian Greene; this program also offers John Williams’ ‘Star Wars’ Suite. Other notable contemporary fare on the ’10-’11 lineup: John Adams’ ‘Doctor Atomic’ Symphony (based on the recent opera of that name); Roberto Sierra’s Sinfonia No. 4 (conducted by Juanjo Mena); and a new work (not yet identified) by Osvaldo Golijov.”

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Posted March25, 2010