Thomas Wilkins, conductor
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
Issachah Savage, tenor
MOZART: Symphony No. 25
MAHLER: The Song of the Earth
With stirring music both beautiful and poignant, Mahler's The Song of the Earth depicts the cycle of life and death amidst the enduring glory of nature. Soloists Michelle DeYoung ("a powerful singer with a warm, seductive tone" - The New York Times) and Issachah Savage ("a large voice of melting beauty" - Washington Post) make their Omaha debuts. Opening the concert, Mozart's first great symphony begins with a relentless, driving theme leading to a scorching minor-key finale.