Rafael Payare inaugurates the OSM’s new season with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no. 2, “Resurrection.” A metaphysically and existentially texted work, this symphonic odyssey extends over several dramatic arcs to conclude, with the OSM Chorus, in a proclamation of Eternal Life. To open the concert, the Orchestra presents the world premiere of a work by Austrian composer Thomas Larcher, one of today’s most innovative creators.
Thomas Larcher, World premiere—Co-commission by the OSM, the San Diego Symphony, the Münchner Philharmoniker, the Tonkünstler-Orchester and the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra (20 min.)*
Mahler, Symphony no. 2 in C minor, “Resurrection” (80 min.)
*Concerts on September 15, 16 and 17 only