George Hanson, conductor laureate
Sasha Cooke, mezzo
Richard Cox, tenor
Anne Gratz, cello
Tan Dun: Crouching Tiger Concerto for Cello and Chamber Orchestra
Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde TSO PREMIERE OF FULL ORCHESTRA VERSION
Prepare for Chinese New Year (the year of the horse) by delving into ancient Chinese legends and poetry. Gustav Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde is based on works by Li Bai, the wandering poet of the Tang Dynasty; Tan Dun’s Oscar winning score for Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon accompanied a martial arts adventure from the Qing Dynasty and featured a performance by Yo-Yo Ma. George Hanson, considered a Mahler specialist in Europe, will return to conduct the full orchestral version of the composer’s celebration of earthly beauty, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth). Featured soloists are Grammy® winning mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and rising Metropolitan Opera star Richard Cox. TSO Principal Cello, Anne Gratz, will make her solo debut.
Sasha Cooke and Richard Cox are teaching a master class for the TSO on January 23. Master classes are free and open to the public. Click here to learn more.