MTT Conducts Mahler 6

Presented by San Francisco Symphony


Michael Tilson Thomas and the SF Symphony return to the music of Gustav Mahler. Written during an especially sunny period in Mahler’s life, his Sixth Symphony struggles to remain optimistic amid deeply felt angst and apprehension for the future. Opening with a driving march, the first movement blooms into a soaring melody painting Mahler’s love for his wife, Alma. A mischievous scherzo is followed by a sentimental slow movement, while two hammer blows mark the colossal closing movement, a terrifying reminder that fate always has the final word. 

City: San Francisco
Price Range:
$35 to $165

Program Items

Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 6


Michael Tilson Thomas Conductor
San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States