MODESTO — Music Director David Lockington will lead Modesto Symphony Orchestra and the combined vocal forces of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Chorus and CSU Stanislaus Concert Chorale & Chamber Singers, in Mahler’s monumental and popular Symphony No. 2 in c minor, “Resurrection.”
It takes place Friday-Saturday, May 13-14, at 8 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto to close out their 85th Season’s classics series.
First performed in 1895, Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony is considered one of the great works and the great spectacles of the symphonic repertoire. Performed without intermission at approximately 85 minutes in length and calling for an oversized orchestra of over 100 musicians, in addition to the numerous vocal forces, this massive work is an intense and passionate piece covering the full depth of human emotion and is the Modesto Symphony Orchestra’s most ambitious production to date.
Formed in 2001, the Modesto Symphony Orchestra Chorus is comprised of over 140 singers of all ages and experience from around the region. Under the skillful and inspiring direction of Dr. Daniel R. Afonso, Jr. the Chorus engages in weekly rehearsals throughout the season in preparation for various performances with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra and community outreach activities.
Tickets start at $19 and are available through the Gallo Center for the Arts ticket office at (209) 338.2100. Ticket office hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m.
Tickets are also available online at www.modesto.symphony.org.