Yannick Nézet-Séguin, conductor – learn more
Lucas and Arthur Jussen, duo pianos
Janai Brugger, soprano
Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365
Mahler Symphony No. 4
- Pre-Performance Talk, 7pm – see below for details
- The Philadelphia Orchestra, 8pm
- Freihofer’s Live at the Jazz Bar (Hall of Springs Jazz Bar), 10pm – learn more
Montréal-native YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, “the greatest generator of energy on the international podium,” according to The Financial Times, will lead The Philadelphia Orchestra in Saratoga for two weeks, his longest SPAC residency to date.
Yannick will also be joined by internationally recognized Dutch piano duo LUCAS AND ARTHUR JUSSEN, who will perform at SPAC and with The Philadelphia Orchestra for the first time. Already a sensation from New York to Shanghai, the brothers are in their early twenties and are known for their ability to perform virtuosic repertoire with panache.
Soprano JANAI BRUGGER, the 2016 winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award, and one of Opera News’ top 25 “brilliant young artists” will perform in Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with The Philadelphia Orchestra as well.
Pre-Peformance Talk, 7pm
30 minute talk with Lucas & Arthur Jussen, pianists
Pre-Performance Talks are free for performance ticket holders thanks to generous support from Siena CollegeREGISTER
You must be attending the performance following the Pre-Performance Talk to attend the talk.
- Mahler’s Fourth is one of his shortest symphonies, with one of his smallest performing forces, making it the most frequently-performed of Mahler’s symphonies.
- Mahler’s Fourth was the last of four symphonies to draw inspiration from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, an anthology of folk poetry his sister had given him in early 1892 that inspired all of his output for the decade.
- Although the Fourth is now considered a great entry in Mahler’s repertoire, it was booed at performances and condemned as baffling and tasteless by audiences and critics that expected more from Mahler – both in terms of the scale of its sound and its ideological inspirations.
Read more here:
- Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4: http://www.classicalnotes.net/classics/mahler4.html
- Gustav Mahler: Symphony No.4 in G: http://www.classicfm.com/composers/mahler/music/symphony-no4-g/