7:30 PM, Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thalia Mara Hall
The Series opens with the ambitious and emotionally transformative Symphony No. 5, written by the composer when he was in his early 40s. Through its five movements, which stretch the sonic resources of the modern orchestra to the limit, Mahler conveys joy, sorrow and wonder. A gala opening for our 68th season.
Pre-concert lecture, 6:45-7:15, at the Mississippi Museum of Art (free; cash bar)
Opening night post concert gala reception in celebration of the newly named Selby and Richard McRae Foundation Bravo Series. Immediately following the concert. Desserts and open bar; music by Swing de Paris. For reception tickets contact MSO at 601.960.1565 ($20)