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Mahler Fifth

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Presented by Akron Symphony Orchestra at EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron, Akron OH

Jan 18 2020
Mahler Fifth

Wagner Tristan and Isolde Prelude • Mahler Symphony No. 5

Declarations of love live at the heart of two Romantic masterpieces. Tristan and Isolde, with its endless longing and deep passion, set all of Western music on a new course. Mahler extended that language on a grand scale in his Fifth Symphony, creating a work of vast scope and intense psychological theater. Its famous Adagietto was written as a love song to his future wife, Alma.

Christopher Wilkins, conductor


Mahler’s symphonies are works of confession that offer insight into one of the most fascinating and complex of modern minds. (Source: The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music)

The prelude to Wagner’s Tristan and Isolde has been described as “one of the most revolutionary pieces of music in all of human history and one noted for its ability to express the deep and painful yearning in all of humanity.” (Source: Opera Wire)

When he first saw a score for the prelude to Tristan and Isolde, philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche said, “I simply cannot

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Single tickets for this performance go on sale August 1. Classic Series Subscriptions and Flex Subscriptions are on sale now. All ticket sales are final.

Contact: 330.535.8131

Email: asoconnect@akronsymphony.org

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EJ Thomas Performing Arts Hall - University of Akron

198 Hill St., Akron, OH 44325

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Various parking decks and lots are located adjacent to the Hall.


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

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