Mon 1 Jun 2020
11am | Great Hall (Grosser Saal), Musikverein
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, Dirigent
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 5
Amadeus J. Regucera, Eternity Will Be Velocity
Enjoy a concert in the world-famous Great Hall (Grosser Saal) of Vienna's Musikverein and support children with autism! The UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra plays Mahler's 5th Symphony in a charity concert for the benefit of the Autism Centre Sonnenschein in St. Pölten. We cordially invite you to this wonderful project and look forward to your visit!
The most touching and most famous part of Mahler's 5th Symphony is the Adagietto in the 4th movement, which is understood as a musical declaration of love to his wife Alma Mahler. Its instrumentation consists only of strings and harp. It became world-famous with the film Death in Venice by Luchino Visconti, whose film music makes extensive use of the Adagietto. The 5th Symphony was essentially composed between 1901 and 1902, with the composer writing his first sketches in the summer of 1901 in the composer's summer cottage in Maiernigg on Lake Wörthersee.
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is one of the premier university ensembles in the USA, and is now in its 24th season under Music Director David Milnes. Established in 1923, the UCBSO season consists of 15-18 concerts covering the full repertory from the Baroque to the present. The orchestra has been taking masterclasses and rehearsals with Ricardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Marin Alsop, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Gustavo Dudamel.
The Autism Centre Sonnenschein offers children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders various therapy options tailored to their individual needs. The therapies are made available to parents free of charge. But the demand is high. This is why it was decided to build a house for the Autism Centre that meets the needs of children with autism.