The Renowned Conductor and Public Speaker Benjamin Zander Holds the Baton for Mahler's 2nd Symphony
On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Benjamin Zander, the noted conductor, music educator, public speaker, and author of "The Art of Possibility." Maestro Zander is here in town to give a sold-out address to the Tulsa Town Hall tomorrow morning, Friday the 11th, and also to conduct the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night (the 12th; beginning at 7:30pm) in a performance of Mahler's magnificent Resurrection Symphony (a/k/a Symphony No. 2). Joining the TSO for this special evening at the Tulsa PAC will be the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus as well as virtuoso soloists from throughout our city's music community. And as Zander explains on our show today, he's planning to begin the concert with a detailed yet informal lecture on Mahler's life and work, and on this masterpiece in particular, that he likes to think of as "an invitation for the audience to go beneath the score." For more on this concert, including ticket details, please visit the TSO website.