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Oregon Mahler Festival Concerts

The Third Annual Oregon Mahler Festival Concert will be held at Lake Oswego High School on July 29, 2017 at 7:30PM..

Advance concert tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets.

Lake Oswego High School
2501 Country Club Rd
Lake Oswego, OR 97034

The third concert of the Oregon Mahler Festival will feature Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3. This titanic work is Mahler's longest symphony and is the longest symphony in the standard repertoire, with a typical performance lasting around 90 to 105 minutes. The work was composed in 1892-1896.

The work has six movements, grouped into two Parts:

  1. Kräftig. Entschieden (Strong and decisive) [D minor to F major]
  2. Tempo di Menuetto (In the tempo of a minuet) [A major]
  3. Comodo (Scherzando) (Comfortably, like a scherzo) [C minor to C major]
  4. Sehr langsam—Misterioso (Very slowly, mysteriously) [D Major]
  5. Lustig im Tempo und keck im Ausdruck (Cheerful in tempo and cheeky in expression) [F major]
  6. Langsam—Ruhevoll—Empfunden (Slowly, tranquil, deeply felt) [D major]

Mahler originally provided a programme to explain the narrative of the piece consisting of a title for each of the six movements:

  1. "Pan Awakes, Summer Marches In"
  2. "What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me"
  3. "What the Animals in the Forest Tell Me"
  4. "What Man Tells Me"
  5. "What the Angels Tell Me"
  6. "What Love Tells Me"

This symphony is scored for a huge orchestra plus a chorus:

Woodwinds

4 flutes (doubling piccolos)
4 oboes (4th oboe doubles English horn)
3 clarinets in B-flat, A, C (3rd clarinet doubling bass clarinet)
2 E-flat clarinets
4 bassoons (4th bassoon doubles contrabassoon)

Brass

8 horns in F
4 trumpets in F
flugelhorn
4 trombones
tuba

2 harps

Percussion

2 timpani
bass drum
snare drum
2 cymbals
tambourine
tam-tam
triangle
rute
2 glockenspiels
tuned bells

Strings

1st and 2nd violins
violas
cellos
double basses

Voices

alto solo
women's choir
children's choir

Further information about this symphony is available on Wikipedia.

General admission to the concert is $25 ($15 Students/Seniors).


 

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