Ensemble: NEC Philharmonia

Conductor: Hugh Wolff

In 2011, Mahler's "First," "Third," "Fourth," "Fifth", and "Tenth Symphonies" were among the works performed whole or in part by NEC's orchestras, during the "Mahler Unleashed" festival that marked the centennial of the composer's death.

Now conductor Hugh Wolff returns to Mahler with this performance of the "Ninth Symphony" by the NEC Philharmonia. Wolff has selected Mahler's final completed work to close out his season as NEC's Calderwood Director of Orchestras. A profound contemplation of the splendors of life composed just a year before his death, the "Ninth" found Mahler at the peak of his artistry and embracing existence with all his heart.

Your next chance to hear Wolff conduct NEC orchestras in Jordan Hall will be fall 2015.

Read Hugh Wolff's notes on Mahler's Ninth Symphony.

NEC's Calderwood Director of Orchestras, Hugh Wolff, and his conducting students Nathan Aspinall and David Yi provide a rare opportunity to hear two Mahler symphonies on consecutive nights.

2015-04-29 Mahler: Ninth Symphony, NEC Philharmonia/Wolff
2015-04-30 Mahler: Fourth Symphony, NEC Lab Orchestra/Aspinall, Yi

NEC's 2011 "Mahler Unleashed" season

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Mahler: Symphony no 9 in D major
Andante comodo
Im Tempo eines gemächlichen Ländlers. Etwas täppisch und sehr derb
Rondo-Burleske: Allegro assai, Sehr trotzig
Molto adagio

Date: April 29, 2015 - 8:00PM

Price: Free

Location: NEC's Jordan Hall

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