Michael Francis Conducts Mahler's First Symphony

The mysterious, surprising, and powerful Symphony No. 40 gives British conductor Michael Francis a chance to take listeners on a fantastic journey, far from Mozart’s traditional sounds. Mahler’s “Titan” brought a sense of wonder and symphonic shocks to the audience, but ends with a gratifying sense of joy. 

“I would say Mozart is responsible for me understanding that music is so much more,” said Michael Francis. “I started playing very late, but I was playing a lot very soon. Adults would always talk about something else going on in the music, and when you are a kid, you are trying to work out what that is. I would say Mozart was the first one who gave me a sense . . .  that music is deeper than just the notes.”

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This performance is at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. Doors will open one hour and fifteen minutes before the performance.

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Symphony No. 40 in G Minor


Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan”

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