Winter Festival Zhang & Upshaw: Earth & Heaven
Presented by New Jersey Symphony Orchestra
XIAN ZHANG conductor
DAWN UPSHAW soprano
JAY ANDERSON bass | FRANK KIMBROUGH piano | SCOTT ROBINSON clarinet
NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Radiant soprano Dawn Upshaw will move you to the core in Maria Schneider’s uplifting Winter Morning Walks, which chronicles a poet’s recovery from a life-threatening illness. Mahler’s sublime Fourth Symphony finds wisdom in a child’s vision of heaven.
SCHNEIDER Winter Morning Walks (NJSO Premiere)
This poignant song cycle follows the singer on a series of walks in the woods, tracing a path back to wellness as winter gives way to early spring.
MAHLER Symphony No. 4
The playful and the profound mingle in this life-affirming symphony; its idyllic finale aims to “gladden our senses, so that all awaken for joy.”
Join us for Bank of America Classical Overtures, held one hour prior to this concert. This interactive presentation is hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull of New Jersey's Discovery Orchestra and is free to ticket holders.