April 19, 2015: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Classix Six finale closes the season with what is sure to be a memorable concert in Reno Philharmonic history. The evening begins with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, featuring the brilliant sounds of three piccolo trumpets. That sets the stage for Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection” arguably the most important work composed by the twentieth century’s premiere symphonist.
Reno Philharmonic Orchestra
Laura Jackson, Music Director
Reno Philharmonic Chorus
Jennifer Tibben, Chorus Director
Jessica Rivera, Soprano and Kelley O’Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
Special Saturday/Sunday Season Finale
BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
MAHLER Symphony No. 2 in C minor “Resurrection”
The work features massive orchestral and choral forces as well and soloists. Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony embodies the composer’s vision of the transition from life to death and a deeply powerful depiction of the resurrection. The work not only showcases the unbridled talent of the orchestra and chorus, but will also feature two magnificent soloists, Jessica Rivera and Kelley O’Connor. Both artists perform regularly with the greatest symphonies and opera companies around the world.
Doors open at 6:30 PM Saturday and 2:30 PM Sunday. Music Director Laura Jackson conducts the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus and offers a pre-concert talk one half-hour before the concert on Saturday and one hour before the concert on Sunday. In this preview, she discusses the works and composers from the performance giving attendees a background and historical context for the music they will hear during the concert. She will often be joined by one of the musicians or a special guest. Preview talk is at 6:30 PM Saturday in the exhibition hall and 3:00 PM Sunday in the concert hall. Seating for the preview is general admission, first-come, first served.
Tickets are $27*-$82 (*including senior discount). Transaction fees may apply. Buy tickets online, or at the Reno Philharmonic Box Office, 925 Riverside Dr., Ste. 3, Reno, NV 89503, (775) 323-6393.
Student Rush tickets are available for $9 at the door, one hour before concert. Seating based on availability. Valid student I.D. required. Cash encouraged. Season subscriptions and group rates are available through the Reno Philharmonic Box Office only.
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* Music program subject to change without notice.