Song of the Earth and The Four Seasons

Music Director Krzysztof Urbański presents a mid-winter festival of musical masterworks inspired by the majesty of our planet. Mahler’s serene “The Song of the Earth,” drawn from delicate lines of Chinese poetry, is the first of his great farewells: music as life giving, life sustaining, life loving as the Earth itself.

Supertitles will be displayed for "The Song of the Earth."

Behind the CUrtain

With Associate Conductor Vince Lee

"My favorite Mahler works are his song cycles. In my personal opinion, that’s where Mahler is at his absolute best because each song is its own journey with its own individual sound, texture and color. You get this complete musical world given to you in a relatively short period of time. In particular, Das leid von der erdre. He took these Chinese poems that were translated into German and they really struck his heart, that’s why he was moved to write this piece. It is an epic work and several people have referred to it as a 'song symphony,' combining voice with orchestra."

About Sasha Cooke

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke has been called a "luminous standout" (New York Times) and "equal parts poise, radiance and elegant directness" (Opera News).  Ms. Cooke appears frequently this season singing Mahler, whose works she has sung to great acclaim on four different continents. Sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies, and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music, Ms. Cooke's season continues to bring world premiere performances and unique artistic collaborations.  


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This performance is at The Palladium in Carmel.

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Max Richter

Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons


Das Lied von der Erde

Krzysztof Urbański


Sasha Cooke


Paul Groves


Alexi Kenney


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