He's more than a bunch of symphonies and songs. Even those are not what you think. And although the music stopped with his death in 1911—100 years later, his time is now. During four months of concerts, jam sessions, conversation, and film, free your mind about what Mahler really means.

The conductorless ensemble showcases "Mahler as Arranger."

The NEC Chamber Orchestra, NEC’s conductorless orchestra, was founded in 2000 by double bassist Donald Palma, a founding member of Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Palma’s coaching is supplemented by other members of the NEC faculty including: Paul Katz, Roger Tapping, Hugh Wolff.

Music of the classical orchestra era by Handel, Haydn, and Mozart is usually at the core of every program, along with an occasional baroque work.

Tonight the program, coached by Palma, includes music of Bach and Schubert as reinvisioned by Mahler.

Mahler Suite for Orchestra (after Orchestral Suites of J.S. Bach)

Schubert String Quartet No. 14, D.810 "Death and the Maiden" (arr. for string orchestra by Mahler)

Read Donald Palma's note on these works, and find other Mahler program notes.

Date: November 17, 2011 - 8:00:PM
Price: Free
Location: NEC’s Jordan Hall

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WITHOUT CRAFTSMANSHIP, INSPIRATION IS A MERE REED SHAKEN IN THE WIND. JOHANNES BRAHMS