Amherst Association of the Pioneer Valley

cordially invites you to join us for

A performance by the Amherst Symphony Orchestra
of Symphony #5 in C# minor by Gustav Mahler


Buckley Recital Hall
Arms Music Center
Amherst College

Saturday, May 4, 2013
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.

Tickets must be purchased at the door.
General Admission is $10, and seniors, students
and children under 12 are $5.

Please also join us for:

Pre-concert lecture at 7:00 p.m. by ASO Music Director Mark Swanson and Assistant Director Ioanida Costache '12 in Room 3 in Arms Music Center, just downstairs from the concert hall.

Post-concert reception for the Pioneer Valley Association and the ASO in the common room of Morris Pratt Dormitory, immediately adjacent to the Arms Music Center.

To RSVP, please click here.

The Amherst Symphony Orchestra closes its yearlong survey of "Famous Fifth Symphonies" with the exciting and emotional Symphony #5 in C# minor by Gustav Mahler. Mahler calls on massive orchestral forces to investigate his existential obsession with the twin polarities of life and death, opening with funeral marches but closing with boisterous affirmations of joy.  The symphony also contains the exquisite "Adagietto," a musical love letter to his future wife Alma and made famous by its use in the classic Visconti motion picture Death in Venice

Questions?  Contact John McDermott '62 at

Sat, 05/04/2013 - 20:00 to 21:30