Sunday, May 8, 2011

Concert Preview - Menomonee Falls Symphony

The Menomonee Falls Symphony presents a whopper of a concert on Saturday evening May 21 at 7:30 PM in the Sussex Hamilton Fine Arts Center. Two major works will be performed.

The symphony will reprise The Armed Man of Karl Jenkins, a multi-movement work for chorus, soloists, and orchestra. The MFSO performed this piece a number of times at the anniversary of September 11th. The theme of the concert is the devastation of war and the need for peace. The timing of this performance is especially interesting given the events of the last few days.

The MFSO will also perform the First Symphony of Gustav Mahler. The dramatic four movement symphony is sometimes called the Titan, as Mahler originally conceived the symphony as a tone poem loosely based on the Jean Paul novel of the same name. Instead of trying to summarize such a work, I think I can best describe the symphony as dramatic and wonderful, and leave it at that. This is one you don't want to miss.

You can get more information, or order tickets, by visiting the MFSO web site.

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