ORLANDO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA TO PRESENT EASTERN-INSPIRED MAHLER’S SONG OF THE EARTH  

Critically-acclaimed vocalists Rachel Calloway and Alex Richardson to join Philharmonic

(Friday, December 21, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra continues its Focus Chamber Series with Mahler’s Song of the Earth on Monday, January 14 at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live.

The concert will feature Music Director, Eric Jacobsen, and vocalists Rachel Calloway and Alex Richardson as they present one of Gustav Mahler’s final works, Das Lied von der Erde (The Song of the Earth).

Describing the artistic thread weaving through the Philharmonic’s program, Jacobsen says “The Song of the Earth is a song cycle set with text from [ancient Chinese poetry], and that’s why we’ve combined Mahler with Chinese-born composer, Chen Yi, as a way to bring two different worlds together.”

The program includes:

CHEN YI – Shuo

MAHLER – The Song of the Earth

As an internationally recognized leading interpreter of contemporary and modern music, mezzo-soprano Rachel Calloway brings versatility and compelling insight to stages worldwide. Her work has been praised by the New York Times for “penetrating clarity” and “considerable depth of expression” and by Opera News for her “adept musicianship and dramatic flair.”

Increasingly in-demand as a leading tenor with opera companies around the world, Alex Richardson has been praised for his artistic presence, command of the stage, and “vocal luminescence.”

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is supported by United Arts of Central Florida, host of OrlandoAtPlay.com and UAArtsEd.com. This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program, and sponsored in part by the Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the State of Florida. The Accommodations Sponsor is Crowne Plaza Orlando-Downtown.

Single tickets start at $18. Student tickets start at $14.60. Patrons may receive (2) free

children’s tickets (ages 17 and under) with the purchase of (1) full price Adult

ticket. All tickets can be purchased online at orlandophil.org, by calling 407.770.0071,

or in person at the Box Office, located at The Plaza Live (425 N. Bumby Avenue,

Orlando). The Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Ticket

prices subject to change.)