Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer from Chicago Philharmonic
Join Chicago Philharmonic and renowned Mahler specialist, Mezzo-Soprano Susan Platts for Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen, or Songs of a Wayfarer. The music and text of this Lieder cycle was written by a young Mahler, with many of the lines reminiscent of heartbreak, beauty, and the end of a season. On the program is Schumann’s Symphony No. 3, written to capture his euphoric response to the Rhein River. Also, on the program is living composer Libby Larsen’s Deep Summer Music, offering an intimate taste of Americana.