Smart Bets web extra: Asheville Symphony performs Mahler

On Saturday, Nov. 19, Asheville Symphony Orchestra performs its third Masterworks concert of the season: Mahler Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection.”

“Gustav Mahler’s view of the symphony was larger than life,” says the Symphony’s website. “In a conversation with Finnish composer Jean Sibelius, Mahler said that the symphony must encompass the whole world. …Mahler’s sonic bravery came to an incredible watershed in his Second Symphony, where redemption from mortal struggle could find form in an extended, transfigured symphony that ends with the promise of resurrection.”

The concert features mezzo-soprano Ashley Hill, soprano Sarah Jane McMahon, and the Asheville Symphony Chorus. Saturday, Nov. 19. 8 p.m. at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. Tickets are available online.

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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