First Monday at Jordan Hall
December 5, 2011
NEC faculty have always enjoyed playing chamber music together, but it was cellist Laurence Lesser—then Conservatory President— who transformed these occasional musical evenings into a stellar, regularly occurring series. This year, the thematic thread woven throughout the programs is "Brahms and Birthdays." Tonight, as part of Mahler Unleashed, NEC faculty perform selections from Mahler's settings of poems from Des Knaben Wunderhorn, seminally important source of inspiration for the first four symphonies and numerous vocal works.