Symphony No. 2 Resurrection
New York Philharmonic
Alan Gilbert, conductor
New York Choral Artists
Dorothea Röschmann, soprano
Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
The New York Philharmonic – America’s preeminent symphony orchestra – gave A Concert for New York to mark the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11. What work could be better suited to the occasion than Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony with its “evocation of every aspect of life” and “its profound sense of hope”, as the Philharmonic’s Music Director Alan Gilbert put it?
This concert became an unforgettable event, a “consistently impressive” performance with “gripping playing”, “magnificent” soloists and an “excellent” chorus (The New York Times).
Bonus: Alan Gilbert and Zarin Mehta on A Concert for New York