Ottawa, October 25, 2012 – On Monday, November 26, 2012, David Currie will conduct the 100-member Ottawa Symphony Orchestra in a concert at 8:00 p.m. in Southam Hall at the National Arts Centre.
For the second concert of its 2012-2013 season, the OSO will perform Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, honouring the centennial of its premiere in Vienna, Austria, in 1912. Mahler’s Ninth set a new mark in illuminating the human condition, and is considered by some to have been the true beginning of a new century of music.
“Mahler’s personal farewell to the world, his Symphony No.9, bid adieu to Romanticism and began the Modern era,” says David Currie, Music Director for the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra. “There could not have been a Schoenberg without Mahler.”
Tickets are available from the NAC Box Office and through Ticketmaster. Prices range from $26 to $71 for regular tickets, from $22 to $65 for seniors, and from $14 to $29.50 for students. A backstage tour, guided by one of the orchestra’s musicians, and a pre-concert chat will also be available to audience members before the concert. Read the rest of this entry →