ORCHESTRA SEASON OPENER
Mahler's Symphony No. 6
July 9 @ 7:30 PM
Shepard & Ruth K. Broad Performing Arts Center
Yuriy Bekker, conductor
MMF Symphony Orchestra
The MMF Symphony Orchestra opens the symphonic season with Mahler’s enigmatic Symphony No. 6 in A minor. Nicknamed the “tragische” or “tragic” symphony, Mahler’s work is described as perhaps “the first nihilist work in the history of music.” Symphony No. 6 is an exciting exploration of contrasts and emotions, a challenging undertaking for this year’s symphonic debut.
The MMF Symphony Orchestra performs multiple symphonic concerts each season at both the New World Center and Barry University's Broad Theatre. Comprised of talented instrumentalists ranging from the college to emerging professional level, participants study and perform large amounts of solo, orchestral, and chamber music repertoire during the course of the festival. Led by renowned conductors and faculty from the world's leading institutions, students are given multi-faceted opportunities to explore and sharpen solo, ensemble and collaborative skills.