The Hamburg Ballet, led by Director and Chief Choreographer John Neumeier, brings the classic Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler to the Harris Theater for Music and Dance on Wednesday, February 19, and Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30PM. The Harris Theater is the only American venue that will present Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler during the company’s U.S. visit in 2014.
Following the Chicago debut of Neumeier’s critically acclaimed Nijinsky last season, the world-renowned ensemble makes a triumphant return to the city with another Neumeier classic. In Third Symphony of Gustav Mahler—described by dance critic Clive Barnes as “a work of genius” (New York Post)—the Milwaukee-born choreographer takes inspiration from Mahler’s captivating Third Symphony (the longest of Mahler’s nine symphonies), translating the imagery into a momentous six-movement ballet that conjures themes of creation, death and existence, among others. The Hamburg Ballet will make its second appearance at the Harris in as many years, a special return as part of season 10.
Tickets for the performance are $40–$95, available at HarrisTheaterChicago.org or by calling the Box Office at 312.334.7777.