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.