Peabody Symphony turns 100

April 03, 1997|By Stephen Wigler

Anniversaries exist as much to regenerate what's valuable about the past as to remember it. That's why the Peabody Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 100 years of performances with Mahler's mighty Symphony No. 2 (the "Resurrection"). This gigantic, 80-minute work is the piece in which Mahler tried to outdo Beethoven's Ninth and nearly succeeded. It traces a trajectory of life and death through a graphic musical depiction of the Last Judgment and Resurrection. After all, what could be better than the past 100 years of the Peabody Symphony than the next 100?

The orchestra and its music director, Hajime Teri Murai, will be joined by the Peabody Singers and Peabody Chorus, the Morgan State University Choir and soloists Phyllis Bryn-Julson and Marianna Busching.

The Peabody Symphony Orchestra performs at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Sunday at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14-$24. Discounts available. For more information, call 410-783-8000.

Pub Date: 4/03/97

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