'Joy seeks eternity' with Kelley O'Connor and Mahler's Third Symphony
Cozy up and enjoy a Kansas City Symphony performance of Gustav Mahler's epic Symphony No. 3. You'll also hear from music director Michael Stern and special guest Kelley O'Connor, the featured mezzo-soprano, on what it's like to perform such an enormous work.
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Scroll down for some special bonus content to find out more about Kelley O'Connor's deep connection to Mahler's music.
Kelley O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Symphony No. 3 (1906 revision)
I. Kraftig Entschieden
II. Tempo di Menuetto Sehr
III. Comodo (Scherzando)
IV. Sehr langsam - Misterios
V. Lustig im Tempo und kec
VI. Langsam - Ruhevoll - Empfunden
by Gustav Mahler
Kelly O'Connor, mezzo-soprano
Women of the Kansas City Symphony Chorus - Charles Bruffy, director
Allegro KC (children's choir) - Christy Elsner, director
Live performance, May 2019
You can learn more about Kelley O'Connor at kelleyoconnor.com.