Members of the Chatham Chorale share perspectives on Mahler's Second. First, the background...
The Cape Cod Symphony will perform Mahler's Resurrection Symphony on May 5 and 6:
Mahler's Resurrection Symphony
A Musical Portrayal of the Human Experience
Jung-Ho Pak, Conductor I Barbara Quintilani, Soprano I Jayne Sleder, Mezzo Soprano
Chatham Chorale I Falmouth Chorale
Gustav Mahler I Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Resurrection
Mahler’s hymn to eternity culminates a season of celebration in magnificent fashion. A colossal, sprawling work, the Second Symphony features offstage brass, a massive battery of percussion and a vast and triumphant finale - one of the most powerful climaxes in all of music -- incorporating hundreds of singers and players. The CCSO, soprano Barbara Quintiliani, mezzo soprano Jayne Sleder, the Chatham Chorale and the Falmouth Chorale converge to portray the human experience in musical terms, with life, love, death and the promise of rebirth defining the journey.
Barbara Quintiliani, Soprano
The first American woman in twenty-five years to win First Prize in the prestigious Francisco Viñas Singing Competition, as well as the Verdi and Public Prizes, Quintiliani has been compared to such iconic singers as Leyla Gencer, Montserrat Caballé and Rosa Ponselle.
Jayne Sleder, Mezzo Soprano
Celebrated both at home and in Europe, mezzo-soprano Jayne Sleder has established herself as a commanding presence on the orchestral stage and is recognized for the diversity of her oratorio, opera, symphonic and recital repertoire.
For program notes from the Kennedy Center's 2008 presentation of this work, please click here: Mahler's Symphony No. 2: Program Notes
Two members of the Chatham Chorale share their perspectives on the symphony:
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