EnVaGe Presents Mahler's Fourth Symphony At UTC Sept. 16

Thursday, August 24, 2017

EnVaGe will perform Mahler’s Fourth Symphony on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center. 

Review for EnVaGe: 

EnVaGe (Ensemble of Variable Geometry) presents a new concert series in partnership with UTC’s Department of Performing Arts. These events offer new and exciting live concerts appealing to diverse audiences of wide-ranging types and levels of musical experience. The ensemble’s repertoire includes solo pieces, chamber music and transcriptions of orchestral masterworks, embracing traditional concert genres alongside popular and folk idioms. EnVaGe uses amplification and other technology in combination with ensemble modification and eclectic programming to mimic today’s listening practices and enhance the audience’s aesthetic experience.

For the Sept. 16 program, EnVaGe will perform Klaus Simon’s transcription of Mahler's 4 symphony. This is one of Mahler’s shortest symphonies and it is inspired by the children’s song “The Heavenly Life,” which depicts a child’s visions of heaven. Performed by soprano Jessica Usherwood, the song appears in the fourth movement as the culmination of a carefully prepared soundscape. The audience will be able to identify and recreate such ideas of heaven through the recurring themes of bells combined with the high woodwinds, the lyricism of the solo strings, and the rhythmic effects of the horns and lower strings. 

Tickets are adult $15, senior $12, faculty/staff $12, and student $10. 

The Roland Hayes Concert Hall is at 752 Vine St. Tickets can be purchased online at www.utc.edu/fine-arts-center or by calling the UTC Box Office at 425-4269 (10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays). For additional information, please contact EnVaGe at info@envage.org.




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