Mahler 1 – The Titan
Kayoko Dan, conductor
Benjamin Karp, cello
BRITTEN: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra
TAN DUN: Crouching Tiger Concerto
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1
Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra is a treat for all ages (and watch out, you may learn something). Tan Dunn’s Crouching Tiger Concerto for Cello, a concert work based on Tan’s Oscar-winning score for Ang Lee’s Oscar-Winning Film “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” bridges the gap between East and West. Our guest artist Benjamin Karp, from the University of Kentucky, performs this powerful piece. Although Mahler referred to his 1st Symphony as The Titan twice, with more than 100 musicians on stage we think it’s a very deserving title.