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Delaware Symphony Orchestra to present Mahler Symphony No. 7

May 14, 2018

The Delaware Symphony Orchestra wraps up its 2017-2018 Classics Series with Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 this Friday.


Music Director David Amado and the DSO present Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 7.

It’s the first time in its 112-year history the DSO is performing this piece and Amado says it may be the first ever performance of it here in the First State.

“I am unaware of a performance of the Seventh Symphony of Mahler taking place in the State of Delaware - ever. I could be wrong. I am certain that there has been NO performance of that Symphony by the Delaware Symphony,” said Amado.

Amado adds Mahler’s Seventh is his least played, and perhaps least understood, the third of his middle symphonies that have no singers or chorus.

 

 

Amado adds he believes playing Mahler is always a big deal.

“No matter what the Symphony. I think the Seventh is...maybe NOT the biggest Symphony in terms of numbers of people needed. The Eighth Symphony is called the Symphony of a Thousand; that’s because you need so many people to do it. And the Third Symphony requires enormous forces as does the Second. So the Seventh does have the most troops on stage,” Amado said.

More information on the performance, including how to purchase tickets, can be found at the Delaware Symphony Orchestra  click website.

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