Songs of the Earth Festival: Mahler Song of the Earth

615 Louisiana St Houston, TX 77002
  • Presented By: Houston Symphony
  • Dates: 2/10/2023, 2/11/2023, 2/12/2023
  • Address: 615 Louisiana St
  • Phone: (713) 224-7575
  • Time: Friday at 08:00 PM, Saturday at 08:00 PM & Sunday at 02:30 PM
  • Area of Town: Downtown



In 1907, Gustav Mahler suffered a series of hardships: the death of his four-year-old daughter, the loss of his post as director of the Vienna Court Opera, and the diagnosis of a serious heart condition. From the depths of tragedy emerged one of his most stunningly powerful masterpieces, the “song-symphony” Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). World-renowned vocalists Sasha Cooke and Clay Hilley join Music Director Juraj Valčuha and the orchestra for this soul-stirring meditation on life and death, featuring poignant text drawn from ancient Chinese poetry. Evocative music of contemporary composer Qigang Chen opens the performance.


RUN TIME: 1 hour, 45 minutes
PRICE RANGE: $29 – $109
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