May 16, 2008 at 7 pm — Estonia Concert Hall

16. May 19:00 – Estonia Concert Hall

Mahler – Song of the Earth

Marianna Tarassova (mezzo-soprano, Russia)
Donald Litaker (tenor, USA)
Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Conductor Nikolai Alexeev

Song of the Earth by Gustav Mahler (1860–1911) seals an end to ERSO’s season. The monumental work was meant to become Mahler’s 9th symphony but when remembering Beethoven and Bruckner with their 9ths becoming their lasts, Mahler changed his mind and called it a “symphony in songs”. Being lethally ill himself, Mahler poured into the music “a unique, passionate, bitter and renunciative farewell, a confession touched by Death” (Bruno Walter, conductor of the premiere).
Soloists at the season’s final concert are one of the leading soloists at the St. Petersburg Maria Theatre, mezzosoprano Marianna Tarasova and American tenor Donald Litaker.

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO

Marianna Tarassova

Donald Litaker

Nikolai Alexeev

Tickets: 180.-, 120.- (70.-)
Concert is produced by ERSO