UMS Choral Union
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Laura Claycomb, soprano
Katarina Karnéus, mezzo-soprano
In 1911, the same year that Mahler died, the San Francisco Symphony gave its first concerts. Ever since, the San Francisco Symphony has been known as a vibrant ensemble that offers a kaleidoscope of classics and new music. Leonard Bernstein protégé Michael Tilson Thomas has a long relationship with the orchestra; his first appearance dates back to 1974, when the 29-year-old conductor led the ensemble in Mahler’s Symphony No. 9. Now regarded as an important interpreter of Mahler’s works, MTT conducts the orchestra in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, featuring Ann Arbor’s own Grammy Award-winning UMS Choral Union.
· Mahler : Symphony No. 2 in c minor (“Resurrection”) (1888-94)
Presented by the University Musical Society, www.ums.org.
Official Website: http://ums.org/s_current_season/artist.asp?pageid=561
Added by umsmarket on July 24, 2009