This Sunday November 1 we mark the second performance of our On the Road Again program. We are very pleased to have mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo joining us once again to perform Gustav Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer).
The orchestral song cycle was a relatively new form when Mahler wrote these songs. Mahler wrote the texts himself, based on German folk tales known as Das Knaben Wunderhorn (The Young Boy’s Magic Horn). The songs tell the tale of a young man’s lost love.
Mahler’s orchestration is interpreted for wind ensemble by Roger Müller. Music director Dan Warren has been
working with Müller to refine this new arrangement, which successfully captures the essence of Mahler’s original orchestration.
Mezzo-soprano Jennifer Enns Modolo is no stranger to audiences in the Kitchener-Waterloo, and indeed across the country and internationally. A graduate of the music faculty at Wilfrid Laurier University, she has delighted audiences in recital, oratorios and on the opera stage. We are thrilled to have Jennifer as our soloist for this most fascinating and beautiful work.
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We look forward to seeing you at the concert! More information: On the Road Again, November 1, 3pm, Kitchener