Mahler Symphony No. 5
Naples Philharmonic Masterworks
Markus Stenz, conductor
Zoltán Fejérvári, piano
Strauss — Burleske
Mahler — Symphony No. 5
The Naples Philharmonic’s 2023-24 Masterworks draws to a resounding close with two iconic works of late Romanticism, beginning with Strauss’ Burleske. This piano piece, performed by rising star pianist Zoltán Fejérvári, takes place in a single grand movement characterized by playful and whimsical melodies showcasing Fejérvári’s astonishing technical ability, making it a challenging and exhilarating piece for the soloist, orchestra and audience alike. Under the baton of guest conductor Markus Stenz, the orchestra closes out the Masterworks season with Mahler’s colossal Symphony No. 5, a sprawling and complex work that takes its listeners on a journey through darkness into light. The triumphant final movement, exuberant in its celebration of life, builds to a thrilling conclusion — for this performance and for another incredible season of classical masterworks.
Prelude at 7pm
Join the conductor before the performance for an insightful 30-minute prelude discussion about the program.
Music and Museum
All Masterworks tickets include same-day admission to The Baker Museum. Museum hours on day of performance: 10am-8pm. In addition, the doors to Hayes Hall will open 90 minutes prior to this performance. Arrive early to enjoy the exhibitions and light fare available at Heidi's Place.