November 23, 2013
Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach
On Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 8 p.m., VCU Symphony will perform a side-by-side concert with the Governor’s School for the Arts Orchestra. The event will take place at the Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach.
Together, both school symphonies will perform Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1. Jeff Phelps, director of the Governor’s School Orchestra described the context of the piece saying, “[Mahler was] a man trapped between the elegance of the late 19th century and the impending volatile shift in post-World-War expression. In his First Symphony, Mahler dares to predict the disasters and triumphs of the future, opening the door for later masters of the 20th century and beyond.”
As a 125-person orchestra, Daniel Myssyk, Director of VCU Symphony, states that both orchestras’ mission is to “…make [Mahler] happy” by adhering to the large instrumentation that the piece calls for.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. Purchase online at www.showtix4u.com.