Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra
FABIO MECHETTI’S FINALE
Friday & Saturday, May 16 & 17, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Florida Blue MASTERWORKS Series
Concert sponsored by Friends of Fabio and Friends of the Jacksonville Symphony Guild
Fabio Mechetti, conductor
Elise Quagliata, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Jacksonville Children’s Chorus
MAHLER Symphony No. 3
Mahler’s colossal “Third” is a tour-de-force for orchestra and voice, and sets the stage for an emotion-packed final concert with Fabio Mechetti on the podium as music director.
The concert will be performed without an intermission.
Ticket prices: $25-$72. Call 904.354.5547 or log on to JaxSymphony.org for more information.
Location: Robert E. Jacoby Symphony Hall at the Times-Union Center for the Performing Arts
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Quote – From Fabio Mechetti
Considered to be one the biggest and most representative challenges for any orchestra, Mahler’s symphonies are not only monumental examples of great music, but they contain in themselves elements that go beyond the pure aesthetic experience, trying to reach its audiences not only by the sheer beauty and power of its music, but the profound human message that they convey. Mahler believed that a symphony should encompass the world with its afflictions, benedictions, comfort and conflict, life and death.
Mahler’s Third Symphony is the longest symphony ever written, with its six contrasting movements: each one depicting Mahler’s feelings about nature, mankind, the afterlife, resignation, and ultimately, love. It also symbolizes the extreme capacity that Music has, in the hands of geniuses like Mahler, in reminding us of our place on Earth, our responsibility toward ourselves and others, our potential and limitations, in short, our human condition. Its last movement, a deep-felt and glorious Adagio, translates all of the above, and it will certainly translate my own feelings about the honor it has been to serve as music director of your Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra.