Brevard Music Center and BPR announce live broadcast of season finale, Mahler’s 3rd Symphony
Brevard Music Center (BMC) and BPR announce a live broadcast of the Season Finale: Mahler 3 at Brevard Music Center.
The Season Finale performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 closes Brevard Music Center’s core symphonic programming for the 2022 Summer Festival Season on Sunday, August 7 at 3 PM in Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium. This masterpiece may be heard live by audiences across Western North Carolina on BPR Classic and online at bpr.org, hosted by BPR's Matt Peiken.
Following the BPR broadcast of Opening Night on June 24, this is the second live broadcast this season, comprising the first two broadcasts from BMC’s campus in more than a decade. For tickets, call 828-862-2105 or visit brevardmusic.org.
“Having had the opportunity to broadcast Brevard Music Center’s Opening Night, we are honored to bookend and close the year with a second live broadcast," says Jeffrey Pope, BPR's General Manager and CEO. "It’s also another chance for BPR to engage audiences with world-class musicians performing in our own community, and we appreciate BMC’s partnership to make this happen.”
About the Season Finale: Mahler 3
Scored for large orchestra, women's and children's choruses, and mezzo-soprano soloist, Mahler's Third Symphony is a work of magnitude that has been said to transcend nature, man, and God through the pure dramatic force of music.
BMC Artistic Director Keith Lockhart leads more than 150 musicians on stage at Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium with the Brevard Music Center Orchestra, BMC Chorus, and mezzo-soprano Susan Platts in this powerful Season Finale performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.
With some of the most exhilarating, terrifying and life-affirming music ever written, Mahler’s Third Symphony imitates the awe-inspiring power of nature, and is also his most monumental symphony. Composed in two parts with six movements, BMC audiences and BPR listeners will be treated to one of the most breathtaking sonoric vistas of the orchestral repertoire from start to finish with no intermission.
"Mahler's Third Symphony is immense, profound, and a perfect way to close our first full season at the Brevard Music Center since 2019," says Keith Lockhart, Artistic Director of Brevard Music Center. "Mahler famously said that "a symphony must be like the world...it must contain everything," and nowhere do we find this better realized than in the pages of the Third. Exploring one of my favorite symphonic works with the incredible artist faculty and talented, enthusiastic students of Brevard is a thrill beyond description."
About Guest Soloist Susan Platts
British-born Canadian mezzo-soprano Susan Platts brings a uniquely rich and wide-ranging voice to concert and recital repertoire for alto and mezzo-soprano, particularly esteemed for her performances of Gustav Mahler's works.
She is a Fellow of the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, which gave her the opportunity to work closely with Jessye Norman.