The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra
Gerhardt Zimmerman, Musical Director and Conductor
The University of Texas Choirs
James Morrow, Director of Choral Activities
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 2 (Resurrection Symphony)
Presented in partnership with KMFA-FM
The University of Texas Symphony Orchestra, led by Gerhardt Zimmerman, is recognized as one of the top college orchestras in the nation. For this program, scheduled to coincide with the Passover and Easter celebrations, the UT Symphony Orchestra will be joined by The University of Texas Choirs under the direction of James Morrow for a performance of Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Commonly referred to as the Resurrection Symphony. The work was first performed in 1895 and was one of Mahler's most popular and successful works.
The UTSO’s playing was assured, confident and lyrical. The energy in the first movement was invigorating. And crucially, the crosstalk between sections that defines this rich, conflicted work were musical and persuasive.
– Jeanne Claire Van Ryzin, Austin American-Statesman
- While Mahler was alive, he was better known as a conductor rather than a composer. He is considered to be one of the most passionate and greatest conductors in music history.
- Mahler’s music is featured on more than 100 film soundtracks including Death in Venice, Shutter Island, Children of Men and The Tree of Life.