The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra presents Measha Brueggergosman Sings Mahler on April 3

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      As part of its series of online performances, the Vancouver Symphony presents Canadian soprano Measha Brueggergosman this Saturday (April 3).

      According to the event description, Brueggergosman "brings to life Mahler’s dramatic vision in Des Knaben Wunderhorn, a setting of German folk poems filled with imaginative orchestral colour and harmony. Plus, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s inventive and playful 4 Novelletten for String Orchestra cover the gamut from plaintive violin solo to playful dance suites."

      Brueggergosman had performed selections from Des Knaben Wunderhorn two months ago as part of the VSO's Resilient Symphony virtual gala concert, which also featured performances by superstar vocalist k.d. lang, Russ bassist Geddy Lee, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and trumpeter Bria Skonberg.

      "You never have to have an excuse to perform Mahler," Brueggergosman told the Georgia Straight's Charlie Smith in an interview before that show.

      The concert, pre-recorded at the Orpheum Theatre, premieres at 7:30 pm Pacific time and is dedicated to longtime VSO supporter and Order of Canada member Ronald Laird Cliff.

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      Brueggergosman sings "You'll Never Walk Alone".