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SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 . 8:00 pm

Sergei Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1 “Classical”

Camille Saint-Saëns
Piano Concerto No. 2

Piotr Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique”

Channing Yu, conductor

Prokofiev’s evanescent neoclassical turns, Saint-Saëns’ romantic era recollection of baroque elements, and Tchaikovsky’s emotional and metaphysical exploration of death in his final symphony are the subjects of the Mercury Orchestra’s exploration of timeless musical ideas. This performance features the to-be-determined winner of the 2014 Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts Piano Competition.

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



SATURDAY, JULY 19, 2014 . 8:00 pm

Gustav Mahler
Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection”

Channing Yu, conductor
Anne Harley, soprano
Sarah Rose Taylor, mezzo-soprano

Mercury Orchestra
Mercury Orchestra Chorale

Gustav Mahler’s vision of the symphony entailed “creating a world with all the technical means available.” The Mercury Orchestra joins forces with the Mercury Orchestra Chorale and the internationally acclaimed voices of Anne Harley and Sarah Rose Taylor to present Mahler’s intensely lyrical and spiritual statement in a single performance.

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

NOTE: This performance has already taken place.

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Cambridge Day

The Boston Musical Intelligencer

The Boston Globe and

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