Monday, January 12, 2015

Beginning a Mahler World

Today was the beginning of our Mahler 2 project.  Known as "The Resurrection Symphony," Sado-san has chosen this piece to mark the 20 year memorial of the Great Hanshin Earthquake, which happens this coming Saturday, January 17th.  HPAC was created as part of the revitalization of the area following the earthquake and begins its 10th anniversary year this month, as well.  It's a huge week, it's a huge work.  The numbers are huge and the emotional significance as well.  It takes some pacing or just diving in.  I'm looking forward to the week to get to know this piece a little better and in this context.

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