Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano;
Ryan McKinny, baritone;
San Francisco Symphony.
Works by Berlioz and MTT (World Premiere). Mahler, and Ravel
MTT leads the orchestra in the premiere of his new song cycle Rilke Songs, set to Rainer Maria Rilke’s lyric poems, alongside Mahler’s setting of old German folk poems, Des Knaben Wunderhorn (The Boy’s Magic Horn), featuring the sterling mezzo Sasha Cooke and rich-voiced bass-baritone Ryan McKinny. Ravel’s fracturing La Valse rounds out the evening.