New Meetup: Season Finale at Severance Hall - Mahler 5

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Sent on: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 10:47 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Cleveland Orchestra Meetup Group!

What: Season Finale at Severance Hall - Mahler 5

When: May 30,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: This weekend, Franz Welser-M?st will lead The Cleveland Orchestra in the final performances of the Severance Hall season. The evening's highlight is Mahler?s poignant Fifth Symphony, famed for the heart-wrenching Adagietto, featured in the film Death in Venice. Tickets $31.

ARTISTS
The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-M?st, conductor

PROGRAM
STAUD On Comparative Meteorology*
MAHLER Symphony No. 5

*World premiere, commissioned by The Cleveland Orchestra with generous support from the Young Composers Endowment Fund established by Jan R. and Daniel R. Lewis.

MEETUP EVENT DETAILS
The Meetup event will have two parts:

1) THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA CONCERT - 8PM AT SEVERANCE HALL:

Severance Hall in University Circle
11001 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44106

We will meet in front of the Severance Hall Ticket Office. Please try to arrive by 7:40 p.m. to find parking in the garage at Severance Hall and have time to pick up your ticket at the Ticket Office. Once everyone has arrived, we?ll head to our seats.

HOW TO PURCHASE YOUR $31 TICKET:

* RSVP for this event
* Call the Severance Hall Ticket Office at[masked]
* Identify yourself as a member of "The Cleveland Orchestra Meetup Group"
* Use promotion code 6042 to purchase a ticket with your credit card

2) POST-CONCERT DESSERT & COCKTAILS AT SERGIOS:
Sergios in the Circle
1903 Ford Drive
Cleveland, OH 44106

After the concert, we will head to Sergio's in University Circle for delicious desserts, tapas, cheese plates and more. This will be a great opportunity for everyone to meet and mingle after the concert.

Sergio's is located on the Case Western Reserve University campus, directly across the street from the world-renowned, Frank Gehry-designed Peter B. Lewis Weatherhead School of Management.
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FREE CONCERT PREVIEW
7 pm in Reinberger Chamber Hall

"Meet the Composer": Johannes Maria Staud joins Cleveland Orchestra assistant conductor Jayce Ogren for a talk about the inspiration for his piece On Comparative Meteorology.

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC: MAHLER 5

Gustav Mahler wrote his Symphony No. 5 during the summers of 1901 and 1902. Because his many conducting activities consumed so much of his time during most of the year, Mahler devoted his summer vacations to composition. Between these two summers, Mahler met and fell in love with the beautiful, 22-year-old Alma Schindler. They were married in March 1902.

Mahler had planned his Fifth Symphony as a four-movement work; it became a five-movement symphony with the addition of the intensely romantic ?Adagietto? movement (the fourth movement in the final form of the work), which is said to have been Mahler?s declaration of love for Alma. One of the most popular pieces Mahler ever wrote, the ?Adagietto? is often performed separately from the rest of the symphony.

ASK THE MUSICIANS:

What do you like most about performing Mahler 5?

"Mahler used the instruments of the orchestra to their full potential and beyond. As a horn player, you have to approach his symphonies as both a musical event and an athletic event. We love the challenge!"
Richard King
Principal Horn
The Cleveland Orchestra

What do you like most about performing Mahler 5?

"Mahler had an acute understanding of instrumentation and in his 5th Symphony, he uses the trumpets to their full effect, expanding the technical, musical, and stylistic boundaries of what is possible on the trumpet. From the opening bars, Mahler spans the range of every emotion ? from the depths of despair to triumphant glory. As a trumpet player there is no greater reward than playing this symphony."
Michael Sachs
Principal Trumpet
The Cleveland Orchestra

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I look forward to seeing new and familiar faces and attending a fantastic performance!

Deidre McPherson
Audience Development Manager
The Cleveland Orchestra

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/The-Cleveland-Orchestra-Meetup-Group-1/calendar/10500895/

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