Masks are encouraged and appreciated, but not mandatory for this event.
For the New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra’s 2022-23 season opener, guest conductor Teresa Cheung will return to lead the orchestra in Mahler’s monumental Fifth Symphony. The symphony begins with a trumpet fanfare, and its luscious fourth movement for strings and harp will be familiar to many from its use in movies and television. Mahler said of this symphony, “There is nothing romantic or mystical about it; it is simply an expression of incredible energy. It is a human being in the full light of day, in the prime of his life.” The program will begin with Beethoven’s Romance No. 2 in F Major, with concertmaster Urara Mogi as violin soloist. This lyrical work, written fairly early in Beethoven's career, is in a rondo format, with a recurring refrain separating contrasting musical episodes.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
Expected Run Time is 120 minutes