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Glacier Symphony’s Spring Festival continues with Mozart and Mahler

| May 5, 2022 12:00 AM

The Glacier Symphony and Maestro John Zoltek return to the stage for the second concert of the Spring Festival May 14 and 15, showcasing the music of Gustav Mahler and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The concert will open with one of Mozart’s most popular and beloved piano concertos, the No. 21 in C Major, nicknamed the Elvira Madigan. Soloist is internationally recognized pianist Robert Satterlee, originally from the Flathead Valley. In addition to playing with orchestras globally, Satterlee is an accomplished chamber musician and solo recitalist. Since the fall of 1998 he has been a member of the piano faculty of Bowling Green State University in Ohio and also teaches at the renowned Interlochen Arts Camp.

The program also features Mahler’s monumental Symphony No. 5 for large orchestra, composed in 1902. In 1901 Mahler had an almost fatal hemorrhage, one of his most successful years as both a composer and conductor, and also met and fell in love with his future wife Alma Schindler. This powerful, demanding, five-movement masterpiece includes the beautiful Adagietto. Frequently performed as a stand-alone piece, it is said to be a musical expression of love to Alma.

Tickets are available by calling the box office at 406-407-7000. More information about the concerts, performance times, and to purchase tickets online can be found on the website

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