Join us in celebrating spring with the choral-orchestral extravaganza that is Mahler’s Symphony No. 3. Scored for soloists, two choirs, and extended orchestra, this infrequently performed work is considered one of the 10 greatest symphonies of all time by BBC Music Magazine. Mahler’s aim was to “construct a world” – an all-embracing vision of nature and creation, and in this passionate, unorthodox work – he does.
Join Maestro Mark Shapiro for a free Pre-Concert Talk upstairs in the CCoA Art Gallery before the show!
- Where: Confederation Centre of the Arts, 145 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
- When: 2:30pm on April 14, 2019. Pre-Concert Talk starts at 1:30pm
- Tickets: $40/adult, $15/student, available at Confederation Centre Box Office
- (Season Subscribers just show your ticket at the door!)
- First time at a symphony concert? We’ve got you covered! Read our Symphony 101
- For some extra perspective, read up on Mahler and his third symphony.
This concert will feature an extended orchestra, a combined treble chorus of 70 adults and youth – comprising members of Sirens,
- Summerside Community Choir Directed by Dr Margot Rejskind
- Luminos Ensemble Directed by Dr Margot Rejskind
- The UPEI Women’s Ensemble Directed by Sung Ha Shin-Bouey.
- Le Ragazze Girls Vocal Ensemble Directed by Sung Ha Shin-Bouey.
- Harmonia Girl’s Choir Directed by Kelsea McLean
- Sirens Directed by Kelsea McLean
- mezzo-soprano soloist Christianne Rushton
A magnificent work, the Symphony no.3 has never been attempted or heard live in Charlottetown before. Maestro Shapiro said, “In accordance with our artistic and organizational mission, as well as our growing reputation for musical excellence, community engagement and innovation in programming, we are thrilled to be breaking new ground with this phenomenal project. I am absolutely delighted that so many of PEI’s finest musical organizations and leaders have stepped forward to join us for this seminal event. It is a special thrill for all of us to be able to share the stage with the next generation of vocal artists, and to celebrate together their personal discovery of this uniquely powerful and moving repertoire.”