Foundations: A Celebration of Liberal Arts/YIN & YANG
With Guests Wesley and Copper Ferreira, Clarinet; Carter Pann, Composer; Kevin Poelking, Graduate Composer; Andrew Blomfelt, Undergraduate Composer; and Kevin Poelking, Sheridan Monroe, and Shannon Weber, Graduate Conductors
— For the first time in many years, the University Symphony Orchestra and orchestra alumni, conducted by Wes Kenney, takes on the magnificent music of Gustav Mahler with a performance of his Symphony No. 7. This unique piece left a deep impression on a young Arnold Schoenberg, who became fully devoted to Mahler’s music, declaring, "After hearing the 3rd and now the 7th, I am completely yours.” “The work is huge in scope and has all the trappings of other Mahler symphonies: A march first movement, two ‘Night Music’ movements framing a large scherzo, and a rondo finale. It is quite the journey,” explains Kenney. CSU System Passport eligible.