San Diego Symphony – Mahler 5
October 5 @ 8:00 pm
Our season begins with Mason Bates’ time-traveling “energy symphony,” whose traditional melodies take us on a journey exploring the influence of technology on humanity. We then experience one of the grandest and most ambitious — yet deeply personal — works ever written for orchestra. Few works can match Gustav Mahler’s Fifth Symphony in its emotional range, dramatic arc and expressiveness, especially in the famed Adagietto, written as a tender love song to his wife.
MASON BATES: Alternative Energy
MAHLER: Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor
Rafael Payare, conductor