Claremont Symphony Presents the Marvels of Mahler and Liszt
Now in its 66th Season, the Claremont Symphony Orchestra is led by Music Director Robert Sage. The CSO will perform the First Piano Concerto of Hungarian composer Franz Liszt and the monumental First Symphony of Gustav Mahler.
On Sunday, March 17, 3:30 p.m.
The music of two of the world's exceptional 19th-century composers will resonate from Pomona College's Bridges Hall of Music on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17, at 3:30 in the afternoon.
Opening the concert, Dr. Sage's former student Jeremiah Cossa will perform Liszt's Piano Concerto No. 1. This concerto, completed in 1849, is considered one of Liszt's best works and features some of the most difficult music written for the piano. It consists of four movements, played without pause. After completing his bachelor's degree in Dr. Sage's studio at Azusa Pacific University, Cossa earned his Master of Music degree from The Boston Conservatory. Now living in Boston, he is a versatile musician actively performing on both coasts and has won numerous accolades.
Austrian-Bohemian composer Mahler initially described this composition as a "symphonic poem in the form of a symphony." Like much of the music of his time, the work evokes heroic ideals it contrasts the beauty of nature in the first half with the darker side of humanity in the concluding movements. He wrote it over a four-year period, completing it in 1889. Although this work was not successful during his lifetime, he produced eight additional symphonies to great acclaim.
The free concert will be held at Bridges Hall of Music, Pomona College, 150 E. 4th Street, in Claremont. Handicapped parking is available in front of the hall, with a ramp for the handicapped on the west side of the hall. More information is available at www.ClaremontSO.org, or call 909-596-5979
Presenter / Producer: Claremont Symphony Orchestra
Music > Classical
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Bridges Hall of Music
150 E. 4th Street
Claremont CA 91711
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley
Performance Dates: 3/17/2019
3:30pm to 5:30pm
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