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Penn State Philharmonic to perform Mahler #5

Penn State Philharmonic Credit: Annemarie Mountz / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Penn State Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gerardo Edelstein, will present its final concert of the 2016-17 season at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 24, in Eisenhower Auditorium. The repertoire is Gustav Mahler's "Symphony No. 5," composed in 1901 and 1902. The musical canvas and emotional scope of the work, which lasts over an hour, are huge. The symphony is generally regarded as Mahler's most conventional symphony up to that point.

Ticket prices are $12 for general admission and $4 for students. Buy tickets in advance for School of Music concerts in Eisenhower Auditorium and save 40 percent. There is no limit on the number. Purchases made the the day of the concert are not eligible. Tickets are available at any Arts Ticket Center location, by phone at 814-863-0255 or 1-800-ARTS-TIX, or online at Penn State Arts Ticket Center.

This event is available on livestream at the Penn State School of Music.


Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp Minor  - Gustav Mahler

Part I

  • Trauermarsch. In gemessenem Schritt. Streng. Wie ein Kondukt.
  • Stürmisch bewegt, mit größter Vehemenz

Part II

  • Scherzo: Kräftig, nicht zu schnell

Part III

  • Adagietto. Sehr langsam
  • Rondo-Finale. Allegro – Allegro giocoso. Frisch

The 90-member Philharmonic presents five to six full concerts per academic year. Off campus, the Philharmonic has performed throughout the northeastern United States, including concerts at New York City's Carnegie Hall, Pittsburgh’s Heinz Hall, Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center, and the MENC Eastern Division Conference in Baltimore. In March 2006, the orchestra participated by invitation in the Sixth International Orchestra Festival in Zaragoza, Spain. The Philharmonic’s repertoire from recent years has included works by Brahms, Debussy, Dvorak, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Mahler, Vaughan Williams, Rachmaninoff and Wagner. Enrollment, open to all University Park students, is by audition at the beginning of each semester.

Last Updated April 26, 2017