MTT & Mahler: Love & Lyricism

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In his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director, Michael Tilson Thomas returns to the composer who, more than any other, brought the SFS into the hearts of music-lovers across the globe: Gustav Mahler. In this concert, love’s anguish finds its voice in Mahler’s settings of the classic folk poems Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Driving the marriage of music and poetry into the present, MTT leads the San Francisco Symphony in the world premiere of his latest composition, Rilke Songs, a six-part song cycle based on the lyric poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, featuring Grammy Award-winning mezzo Sasha Cooke (in residence this season) and gorgeously resonant bass-baritone Ryan McKinny. 

Part of the Symphony’s ongoing commitment to the new American Sound, these performances of Rilke Songs are being recorded for future release on the SFS Media label.

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Conductor/Performers

Sasha Cooke

Mezzo-soprano

Ryan McKinny

Bass-baritone

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Berlioz

Overture to Benvenuto Cellini 

Michael Tilson Thomas

Rilke Songs 

Mahler

Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn

Ravel

La Valse
 

All sound clips are from San Francisco Symphony performances and are used with permission of the SFS Players Committee.

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  1. Thu, Jan 9, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  2. Fri, Jan 10, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  3. Sat, Jan 11, 2020 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

  4. Sun, Jan 12, 2020 at 2:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall 

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Program Support

These concerts, a part of The Barbro and Bernard Osher Masterworks Series, are made possible by a generous gift from Barbro and Bernard Osher.