Date: Saturday 18 February 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017, 6 p.m., Popejoy Hall
Grant Cooper conductor
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in b minor, D. 759, “Unfinished”
Mahler: Symphony No. 6 in a minor, “Tragic”
It has never been discovered exactly why Schubert abandoned work on his Symphony No. 8 in b minor – what is now called his “Unfinished” Symphony. It was at first simply “unremembered.” Now, we can all appreciate it for the miracle that it is. Mahler’s “Tragic” 6th Symphony is full of melody, conflict, and contrast – with the unmistakable hammer blows of fate in the unforgettable finale. Maestro Grant Cooper conducts.