Witold Lutosławski: Musique Funebre
Guestav Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (Song of the Earth)
One of Mahler's final works, this series of songs based on Chinese classical poetry runs the gamut of human experiences with meditations on love, nature, drinking, solitude and the passing of time. The evening opens with Polish composer Lutosławski's tribute to Bartók.
Grant Park Orchestra
Carlos Kalmar, Conductor
Alexandra Petersamer, Mezzo-Soprano
Christian Elsner, Tenor