The Canton Symphony’s 2023-24 season concludes with Rhapsodies from Bohemia! Many people think that Gustav Mahler was German or Austrian, but in fact, he was born in Bohemia, the western part of modern-day Czech Republic. We conclude our season with his epic First Symphony, appropriately nicknamed, “The Titan.” The first movement is like a musical sunrise. The third movement features a spooky, minor key setting of Frère Jacques – a popular nursery rhyme of French origin. Finally, the fourth movement crescendos into an epic, celebratory wall of sound that will bring the season to a soaring conclusion. The concert opens with the music of Dvořák and Smetana, two Bohemian composers who took inspiration from their country’s folk tradition. We also feature mezzo-soprano Melanie Ashkar on songs by both Gustav & Alma Mahler.
Tickets range from $10, $25, $37, or $50. This concert is available for 20% off when purchased with a season subscription. Children and students can subscribe to our MasterWorks subscription for FREE! Single tickets will go on sale on August 15th.
Slavonic Dance No. 8 by Antonin Dvořák
Dance of the Comedians by Bedřich Smetana
Selected Songs: The Quiet Town, With You It Is Pleasant, I Stroll Among Flowers by Alma Mahler/orch. Jorma Panula
I Went Out This Morning Through The Fields from Songs of a Wayfarer by GUstav Mahler
Rheinlegendchen from The Youth's Magic Horn by Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler