Baylor Symphony Orchestra Plays The Mahler Fifth

Feb. 29, 2000

by Richard Veit

The Baylor University Symphony Orchestra will present a single work, Mahler's sprawling Symphony No. 5 in C-sharp minor, during its first concert of the spring semester. The performance will take place at 8 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in Jones Concert Hall. The 90-member Baylor Symphony will be conducted by Stephen Heyde, The Mary Franks Thompson Professor of Orchestral Studies and Conductor-in-Residence.

The symphony is in five movements, which are grouped into three parts. Under Part I are the first two movements, comprising a funeral march and then a movement marked "with stormy emotion; with utmost vehemence." The third movement, a vigorous scherzo, makes up Part II. Opening Part III is the celebrated Adagietto movement, and that is followed by a rondo finale.

This concert by the Baylor Symphony Orchestra is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Baylor School of Music at 710-3991.

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