The LSO’s concert Saturday, directed by Bridget-Michaele Reischl, will feature Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler. Mahler finished the symphony, which is sometimes referred to as Titan, A Symphonic Poem, when he was only 28. “Titan” is actually the third revision of this symphony by Mahler. Regarded as an early work, Symphony No. 1 showcases Mahler’s distinctive style, exhibiting a vivid power.Joe Ross, LU junior, will perform the Bach Piano Concerto No. 1 in D Minor with the LSO. He won this honor by competing in the concerto competition held in October. The other winner, Vincent Soler, a violinist, will perform Chausson’s Poeme for violin and orchestra. “It’s definitely gonna be French,” says Xavier Pleindoux, a violinist in the orchestra.
The concert promises to be very interesting, as both the Mahler and the Bach contrast. “The Bach will be different because it will be played on piano rather than harpsichord,” says Pleindoux. “It’s gonna rock!!!” Much care was given to how both these pieces are conducted, as both composers give different challenges to the orchestra members. “Several sections of the Mahler are marked with the German word ‘wild,’ which translates to ‘wildly,'” says Sam Martin. “Everyone should come, it’s gonna rock!”
The concert will be at 8:00 PM on January 31st at the Lawrence Memorial Chapel.