The two works on the program are united through their touching meditations on life and death, heaven and healing. We open with David T. Little, an accomplished contemporary composer called by The New Yorker ‘one of the most imaginative young composers’ on the scene. His piece haunted topography (2011/13) is inspired by the story of a mother who was still haunted by the loss of her son in Vietnam decades after his death. She longed to see a map of the place where her boy had died, and when she was shown one by Moe Armstrong of Vet2Vet she was finally able to begin to heal. Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 was completed in 1900 and includes the touching song ‘Das himmlische Leben” (Heavenly Life), which reflects a child’s view of heaven. We look forward to collaborating with our guest soloist, soprano, Jennifer Casey Cabot, on this performance.
Visit the Atlas Performing Arts Center box office to buy your tickets today. You may call the box office at 202-399-7993. The box office is open between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays. The box office is also open one hour before each performance. Adult tickets $25, student tickets $15, FREE tickets for kids age 16 or under.
Haunted Topography, Heavenly Life is a Capital City Symphony Main Season Event.