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SLO Symphony season finale concert this Friday 

An announcement of the five music director finalists will precede the concertViolin musician

–On May 6, capping an outstanding Classics in the Cohan season, one that has seen four previous guest conductors play to near sold out audiences, standing ovations and many encores, the finale concert for the Classics at the Cohan center will feature the grand production of Symphony No. 2, C minor “Resurrection” by Gustav Mahler. Conductor Thomas Davies will lead a 90-piece orchestra, a combined 160-member Cal Poly and San Luis Obispo Master Chorale choir, Soprano Elissa Johnston and Mezzo-Soprano Jacalyn Krietzer, who ends a 36-year international professional singing career with the piece that started her career.

The Mahler Symphony No. 2 has no intermission and runs approximately an hour and twenty minutes. Prior to the concert, SLO Symphony Board of Directors President Liz Summer and General Manager Francie Levy will announce the five music director finalists. Tickets for the Mahler season finale concert can be purchased through the Performing Arts Center and range from $20-80. Subscriptions for the 2016-17 Classics in the Cohan season go on sale June 1st and can be purchased by calling the Symphony office at (805) 543-3533.

“The Mahler concert will be a wonderful grand finale to a superb Classics in the Cohan season,” says General Manager Francie Levy. “Maestro Davies is masterful in leading the orchestra and choirs in this haunting and complex symphony. Plus, the level of excitement that is building for next season is palpable. We are so thrilled to present the five world-renown finalists who will bring their passion and artistry to our community.”

For further information, visit slosymphony.org.

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