This weekend, the Glacier Symphony Orchestra will present a Mahler symphony and a contemporary concerto for string quartet and orchestra.
Gustav Mahler's "Titan" Symphony No. 1 in D minor, written in 1887, is "an auspicious and radical work from the pen of the 28-year-old composer/conductor," music director John Zoltek said in a news release. "The work is astoundingly original and incorporates late romantic and visionary elements, not the least of which is the use of popular music idioms such as rustic village band music and children’s songs. Mahler’s 'Titan' is among his most performed symphonies and serves as an introduction to this vital and popular composer.”
After "Titan," the string quartet Invoke of Austin, Texas, will perform Benjamin Lees' Concerto for String Quartet and Orchestra. Afterward, Invoke will play a mini-encore.
Both concerts will be held at Flathead High Performance Hall in Kalispell at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18, and on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 3 p.m. Tickets are available at gscmusic.org or 406-407-7000.