Mercury Orchestra performs Brahms and Bruckner

Saturday | July 20, 2024 | 8:00pm
Sanders Theatre


The Mercury Orchestra, national winner of the 2010 American Prize in Orchestral Performance, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Austrian composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896) with a performance of one of his best-known symphonies, the Symphony No. 7, which demonstrates the remarkable craftsmanship of the composer as well as the considerable influence of his fellow composer Richard Wagner. Several achingly sincere themes are transformed using unique harmonic progressions and powerful instrumentation choices to a work of magnificent beauty. A “rival” approach to beauty in music is presented with the Schicksalslied (Song of Destiny) of German composer Johannes Brahms (1833-1897). The work is a choral setting of a poem written by Friedrich Hölderlin and accompanied by orchestra, and it is arguably a representative of Brahms's finest choral writing.

Channing Yu conducts. The orchestra will be joined by the New World Chorale, conducted by Holly MacEwen Krafka.

This performance is open to all adults and to children over the age of 5.

For more information, please visit the Mercury Orchestra.


Ticket Prices

Advance (through July 19, 2024):
Full Price: $25
Student, Senior (65+), Harvard ID, MIT ID, WGBH or WBUR Member: $20

Day of Concert:
Full Price: $30
Student, Senior (65+), Harvard ID, MIT ID, WGBH or WBUR Member: $25


Run Time

1 hour 45 minutes, with intermission.



Free parking is available at the Broadway Garage, located at 7 Felton Street, between Broadway and Cambridge Streets. Parking is from one hour pre-performance to one hour post. More info at Parking & Directions.


Sanders Theatre

45 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138
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