Tuesday, March 27th, 2018
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
L.A. favorite Michael Tilson Thomas leads his brilliant orchestra in a power-packed, expressive program inspired by the highly charged atmosphere of early 20th-century Vienna. Acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham joins the Symphony for Berg's Violin Concerto. Then Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 5 takes center stage. His first purely instrumental symphony since the First, he composed his Fifth during the summers of 1901 and 1902, when he was on his annual holiday from his job as director of the Vienna Court Opera. It was in Vienna during the winter of 1901 that Mahler met Alma Schindler, the beautiful daughter of a famous landscape painter. Mahler proposed to her in the fall of that, and the symphony, with its trajectory from mourning to triumph, reflects this development in its composer's personal life. Bring a date to enjoy this concert at L.A.'s Walt Disney Concert Hall.