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David Robertson

Mahler’s Seventh

Sun / Mar 27, 2022 - 2:00PM

Experience the wide-ranging emotions of Mahler’s Seventh at the hands of celebrated American conductor David Robertson.

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About this Performance

Much admired conductor David Robertson—born and raised in Malibu and previously serving as music director of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, and the St. Louis Symphony, where he built its reputation—will share his insights into the multi-faceted world of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Sometimes called “The Song of the Night” because two of the five movements are titled Nachtmusik, the work is known for Mahler’s use of unusual scoring, including guitar, mandolin, tenor horn, even an early example of Bartók’s “snap pizzicato.” The symphonic journey concludes with a roaring rollercoaster ride of a finale.

UPDATE: Due to an injured shoulder, Semyon Bychkov has been advised by his doctors to rest and withdraw from conducting engagements for two weeks including his Walt Disney Concert Hall performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, March 24-27. Celebrated American conductor David Robertson will replace Bychkov in conducting Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 on the program. 

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