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On This Week’s Houston Symphony Broadcast

Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts the orchestra and chorus in Mahler’s mighty Symphony No. 3.

Gustav Mahler said that in his Symphony No. 3, he “…imagined the steady intensification of feeling, from the indistinct, unyielding, elemental existences (of the forces of nature) to the tender formation of the human heart, which in turn points toward and reaches a region beyond itself (God).”

At between 90 to 100 minutes, the symphony is the longest in the classical repertoire.

On this week’s Houston Symphony broadcast, music director Andrés Orozco-Estrada leads the orchestra, the women of the Houston Symphony Chorus, the Parker Elementary School Chorus and mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor in Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 3 recorded in Jones Hall in May 2015.

Picture of mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor
Mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor

Join Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn for this Houston Symphony broadcast Sunday, October 25th at 8PM on News 88.7 and again Wednesday, October 28th at 8PM on Classical 91.7.

Listen to St.John’s interview with mezzo-soprano soloist Kelley O’Connor.

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