Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Friday, March 31, 2017 8:00PM
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
Fabio Luisi, conductor
Deborah Voigt, soprano
Concert sponsored by The Isidore & Penny Myers Foundation
Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 7pm
NIELSEN: Helios Overture
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1
Founded in 1925, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra is one of Europe's leading symphony orchestras and the world's leading proponent of the music of Carl Nielsen. Under the leadership of Italian maestro and new principal conductor Fabio Luisi, the orchestra will perform Nielsen's orchestra showpiece, the Helios Overture, and Mahler’s First Symphony..
American operatic soprano Deborah Voigt is increasingly recognized as one of the world's most versatile singers and one of music's most endearing personalities. A leading dramatic soprano, internationally revered for her performances in the operas of Wagner and Richard Strauss, she has also portrayed some of the heroines of Italian opera to great acclaim. Honored in the media with a CBS 60 Minutes profile, features in People and Vanity Fair, spotlights in More and O – the Oprah Magazine, and appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, and the nationwide telecast of the MACY*S Thanksgiving Day Parade and July 4 fireworks celebration, Voigt has become America’s most visible and beloved diva.