Mahler forged his monumental Fifth Symphony at his private Alpine retreat over the summers of 1901-1902. Perhaps his inspiration was kindled by the same inner fire that ignites the phoenix, the mythical bird said to rise in flames from its own ashes in a timeless cycle—and the subject of a new horn concerto written for guest artist William Ver Meulen. In fact, it could be said that this entire concert is a tribute to horns. Gregory Vajda is Music Director and Conductor.
- October 14, 2016
- Location: 700 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL
- Time: 7:30 PM
- Price: Admission charged