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Mahler 4

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Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St. Dallas, TX 75201
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Neighborhood: Downtown
Category: Music: Classical


  1. September 26, 2013 8pm
  2. September 27, 2013 8pm
  3. September 29, 2013 2:30 pm


When we asked a more classically-minded coworker what she thought about Austrian composer Gustav Mahler's Fourth Symphony, she replied that she wasn't familiar with that particular work "but it's Mahler, so it's usually long and boring." Yikes. As it happens, this is his smallest, shortest piece. It's marked by pretty strings, a softer sound, and Romantic notions of love and death. Life rarely deals in absolutes. Similarly, Mahler's symphony, to us, is a place where happiness and sadness are allowed to coexist as in life, like it's the most natural thing in the world.  The program also includes Samuel Barber's Piano Concerto.

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