[Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9] ©Boosey and Hawkes Collection / ArenaPal / The Image Works
©Boosey and Hawkes Collection / ArenaPal / The Image Works

Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 9

Members of the American Symphony Orchestra, Bard College Conservatory Orchestra, and Bard College Faculty
Conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

A tribute to the life of Murray Liebowitz

Mahler's magisterial Ninth—his last completed symphony—is an impassioned elegy. Composed after the death of his daughter, and the diagnosis of his own fatal heart disease, the symphony is nostalgic, urgent, and achingly glorious, expressing love of life and hope for eternity.

This concert honors the life of Murray Liebowitz, life trustee of Bard, emeritus overseer of Bard College at Simon's Rock, a devoted music lover and generous supporter of the arts.