What’s Interesting About This Concert
- Bay Area composer Gabriela Lena Frank sets to music a text describing artist Frida Kahlo returning as a ghost for one last visit with her beloved husband Diego Rivera during the Dia de los Muertos festival.
- Mahler always wanted to compose an opera but was in such demand as a conductor that he never found the time. His songs are the closest he came to realizing his dream.
- With its instantly recognizable opening, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is one of the best-known and most popular pieces of classical music ever written.