Colorado MahlerFest is NOW!

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The 24th annual Colorado MahlerFest is happening now in Boulder through May 22 with performances of Mahler's Symphony No. 5 at Macky Auditorium on Saturday and Sunday.

My good friend Al wrote: "Conductor Herbert von Karajan said that when one hears Mahler's Fifth, 'you forget that time has passed. A great performance of the Fifth is a transforming experience. The fantastic finale almost forces you to hold your breath.' " As an amateur musician, I can say from my personal experience, that this was true for me. The Littleton Symphony Orchestra, of which I am a member, just recently performed this gargantuan symphony with 5 movements. I had never heard this piece before and after playing it, it is now one of my favorites. If you can't make it to Boulder for the concerts, recitals, lectures and scholarly symposia, with film, fine art, dance, theater, and multimedia presentations and want to know more about Gustav Mahler, look no further than your local library. Here's a sampling of what the library has to offer...

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