20:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
12:30 hrs. Teatro Degollado
THE SYMPHONIES OF GUSTAV MAHLER: THE SEVENTH
Orquesta Filarmónica de Jalisco
Marco Parisotto, Music Director
Gustav MAHLER, Symphony no. 7 in e minor, “Song of the Night”
Thursday, November 1st, 8:30 PM
Sunday, November 4th, 12:30 PM
Third Orchestra Season 2018, Teatro Degollado
The OFJ continues its cycle of the Symphonies of Gustav Mahler under the baton of its Music Director, Marco Parisotto, by interpreting the Symphony No. 7, known to many as the Song of the Night. Even though Mahler did not authorize this nickname for the work, it does seem to represent a journey from nocturnal shadows to the brilliant light of day. Written in the summers of 1904 and 1905 in the composer´s usual summer vacation home in Maiernigg on the banks of the lake named the Wörthersee, in this score, Mahler brought to fruition one of the most complex purely instrumental pieces that he had ever written, yet without the sentiments of fatality and emotional devastation that permeate the Sixth Symphony (presented by the OFJ last season). The fundamental pivot points which underlay this score are two movements of “night music”, the first a sonic representation of the Rembrandt painting The Night Watch; the second a reference to an evening serenade with Mahler’s first use of mandolin and guitar.
The Mahler Seventh Symphony will be heard for the very first time in Guadalajara on the 1st and 4th of November.
Program notes by Josémaría Álvarez, English translation by C. Louise Blake
*Tickets from $110 to $200 pesos.
*Discounts of 30% for students, teachers, people with special needs and senior citizens
*Music Appreciation lectures, Thursday at 7:00 PM, Sala de Cámara José Pablo Moncayo at the Teatro Degollado. Free and open to the public!
*Programming subject to change without notice