Compelling pairing opens BSO season

MUSIC

Temirkanov mixes Mahler, Shostakovich to great effect

Music Review

September 30, 2006|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,Sun Music Critic

Dmitri Shostakovich, a master of internalization, left a world of secrets beneath his music. There is no single key to unlocking them, nor any assurance that we will ever know for certain everything he was thinking, but one possible path toward enlightenment is through another composer -- Gustav Mahler.

For its opening program of the season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking audiences down that path, guided by Yuri Temirkanov.

The BSO performs at 8 tonight and 3 p.m. tomorrow at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. Tickets are $25 to $78. Call 410-783-8000 or visit baltimoresymphony.org

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