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BRAHMS & BRUCKNER

SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2024 . 8:00 pm

Mercury Orchestra
Channing Yu, conductor

With the New World Chorale
Holly MacEwen Krafka, conductor

BRAHMS Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny), Op. 54
BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107

The Mercury Orchestra, national winner of the 2010 American Prize in Orchestral Performance, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) with a performance of one of his best-known symphonies, the Symphony No. 7, which demonstrates the remarkable craftsmanship of the composer as well as the considerable influence of his fellow composer Richard Wagner. Several achingly sincere themes are transformed using unique harmonic progressions and powerful instrumentation choices to a work of magnificent beauty. A “rival” approach to beauty in music is presented with the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) of German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The work is a choral setting of a poem written by Friedrich H√∂lderlin and accompanied by orchestra, and it is arguably a representative of Brahms’s finest choral writing.

This performance is open to all adults and to children over the age of 5.

The concert will end at approximately 9:45 pm. There will be one intermission.

Sanders Theatre, Memorial Hall, Harvard University
45 Quincy St., Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138


General Admission Tickets:
$30 General
$25 Student / Senior (65+) / Harvard ID / MIT ID / WGBH member / WBUR member
Additional $5 discount for all advance tickets purchased on or before July 19, 2024

Free parking at Broadway Garage, 7 Felton St., Cambridge, Massachusetts

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