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The Boston Philharmonic presents: Schubert and Mahler!
Groupmuse Night Out

The Boston Philharmonic presents: Schubert and Mahler!

Symphony Hall

Fri, April 14, 2023 8:00 PM, EDT
(Ticket sales closed Apr 13, 1:43 PM EDT)

Pay what you can
15 of 50 tickets still available
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Our friends at The Boston Philharmonic welcome our Groupmuse community members back for an incredible evening of programming, this time featuring Schubert's Symphony No. 8 and Mahler's Das Lied von der Erde!

We have a limited number of tickets tiered usually at $60 a pop available for our community members for only $20 (and $15 for Supermusers). This incredible deal includes an optional pre-concert lecture about the program given by Boston Phil's own legendary conductor, Benjamin Zander at 6:45pm before the concert begins.

More about the program, direct from the Boston Philharmonic website:

Schubert’s “Unfinished” Symphony is among Mr. Zander’s very favorite works, but, surprisingly, he and the orchestra haven’t performed it since 2008. No one knows why Schubert failed to finish this symphonic torso of almost heavenly beauty (he lived for six more years after writing it), although speculation has been as endless as it is fruitless. Whatever the reason, there is no doubt that it has deservedly become one of the most beloved works in the classical canon, and, after the Beethoven Fifth, the one that everybody recognizes.

Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth), Mahler's supreme creation for voice and orchestra and one of his most beloved works, is a setting of six Chinese poems in German translation that reflect preoccupations that Mahler held throughout his life: the transitory nature of earthly things, the intoxication of love, the horrifying irony with which death mocks all human endeavor, and the ultimate need for everyone to surrender his attachments to this world and accept what is to come. Neither Mahler nor anyone else ever composed music of more poignant beauty than the "Abschied" The soloists are among the world’s most celebrated performers of this work: mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly, described by The Times of London as, "...[she] sang straight from the heart. I won’t forget her final Der Abschied: that cool flute and menacing double bass, then a voice of rich, lunar beauty lighting up this long farewell;” and tenor Stefan Vinke, who Bachtrack described as, "I don’t think there’s another tenor in the world who can hit the levels Vinke does and make it sound so casual."

More information about the program can be found on The Boston Philharmonic's website.

Children over the age of 5 are welcomed.

Groupmuse ticket buyers are instructed to pick up their tickets at the VIP/Group table in the Symphony Hall lobby near the box office. Groups wishing to sit together are instructed to purchase tickets under a single reservation, as seating is assigned.


SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 8 "Unfinished"
(25 minutes)

MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde
(63 minutes)


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