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Mahler in San Francisco

To start the year, Ryan McKinny travels to San Francisco, to perform on January 9, 10, 11 and 12 alongside mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, the San Francisco Symphony and Michael Tilson Thomas.

In this concert, love’s anguish finds its voice in Mahler’s settings of the classic folk poems Des Knaben Wunderhorn. Driving the marriage of music and poetry into the present, Tilson Thomas leads the world premiere of his latest composition, Rilke Songs, a six-part song cycle based on the lyric poems of Rainer Maria Rilke, as well as Berlioz’s Overture to Benvenuto Cellini and Ravel’s La Valse.