- One ticket to see New World Symphony presents Mendelssohn and Mahler
- When: Saturday, January 10, at 8 p.m.
- Where: Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Knight Concert Hall
- Door time: 7:00 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $49 for the orchestra pit or orchestra rear circle (up to $99 value)
- $36 for the second tier/choral risers (up to $73 value)
Mendelssohn and Mahler
Under the baton of conductor James Conlon, and with the powerhouse violin of Canadian James Ehnes, the New World Symphony explores two of classical music’s most important works.
- Mendelssohn—Violin Concerto in E minor: The final of Felix Mendelssohn’s large orchestral works breaks traditional form with the immediate introduction of the soloist, who must navigate a maze of finger-curling scale runs to get the cheese at the end. Due to Mendelssohn’s perfectionism, this piece was revised over six years, and for his efforts it has become a staple of violin repertory.
- Mahler—Symphony No. 1: Tone poem, Titan, five movements, four movements—by turns joyful and stormy, Mahler’s First has cycled through a few names and structures. But its appeal endures, with klezmer, street music, and even satire coloring its multifaceted sound.
New World Symphony
Most people would feel spread thin if they were running orchestras on both sides of the country. But most people aren't Michael Tilson Thomas. One of America's most famous conductors, composers, and tuxedo-wearers, Tilson Thomas has remained the artistic director of the New World Symphony since he founded it in 1987, even after becoming musical director of the San Francisco Symphony in 1995. This is because the Miami-based orchestra feeds a need for Tilson Thomas: that of remaining at the forefront of symphonic trends, in a laboratory where top musical graduates can explore performance and compositional opportunities. But new works from students and professionals aren't the only thing on the New World Symphony's docket—every year, ticket-holders can expect a thrilling lineup of the classical masters who built the genre.