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September 26 - 29

Mahler 4

"The symphony must embrace the world," said Gustav Mahler. And in his heartfelt Symphony No. 4, he reveals his world through the innocent eyes of a child. Jaap van Zweden conducts Mahler's moving Fourth Symphony.

Jaap van Zweden conducts
Alessio Bax, piano
Chen Reiss, soprano


BARBER Piano Concerto
MAHLER Symphony No. 4


  • Barber

    Piano Concerto

    Barber's Piano Concerto was first performed in 1962 during the first week of concerts at the brand new Philharmonic Hall in Lincoln Center. More >>

  • Mahler

    Symphony No. 4

    Opening with sleigh bells and lyrical, warm melodies, Mahler's Fourth is the most endearing of all his large orchestral works, enveloping us in the sunlit world of children. More >>


  • Jaap van Zweden


    Highly acclaimed for performances with the world's leading orchestras, Jaap van Zweden is in his sixth season as Music Director of the Dallas Symphony. More >>

  • Alessio Bax


    A 2009 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient, pianist Alessio Bax has performed with more than 100 orchestras and is on the teaching faculty at SMU. More >>

  • Chen Reiss


    Soprano Chen Reiss has performed leading roles at the Vienna State Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera Company of Philadelphia and the Israeli Opera. More >>


Jaap van Zweden Recalls Mahler 4

The Maestro's Choice