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Eschenbach Conducts Mahler’s Symphony Of A Thousand

Christoph Eschenbach talks about the Houston Symphony’s performances of Mahler’s 8th Symphony.

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Christoph Eschenbach, music director of the Houston Symphony from 1988 to 1999, returns this weekend to lead two peformances of Gustav Mahler’s mighty Symphony No. 8, known as the Symphony of a Thousand because of the many singers and musicians involved.

A noted Mahler interpreter, Eschenbach talks with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about closing the orchestra’s centennial season in truly grand style, and the special place the city and orchestra hold in his heart.

Christoph Eschenbach leads the Houston Symphony in Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th, at 7:30PM.