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National Festival Orchestra: Fisch Conducts Mahler's Third

Asher Fisch, conductor

Stefanie Irányi, mezzo-soprano

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Asher FischIranyi

Closing out the momentous 25th season of the National Orchestral Institute and Festival is the world-renowned Israeli conductor Asher Fisch. He is well-known internationally among the great opera houses. Formerly, the music director of both the Vienna Volksoper and Israeli Opera, Fisch was appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Seattle Opera in 2007, appearing each season there as well as frequent appearances throughout Europe and United States.

Notable for his interpretation of Wagner, Fisch will be tackling Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D Minor. Accompanying him in this performance is Bavarian-born European opera sensation mezzo-soprano Stefanie Irányi. She achieved acclaim and awards across the world for interpretations of Hayden and Handel among several others.

Fisch and Irányi are sure to delight in this incomparable performance. Learn more about Mahler, Fisch and Irányi through these available biographies, recordings, scores, videos and other musicological resources held here in Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library as well as University of Maryland Libraries system and elsewhere online.

Resources on Asher Fisch

Resources on Stefanie Irányi

Videos of Fisch and Iranyi performances on the web

Resources on the composers and their pieces performed:

Gustav Mahler and the piece, Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Streaming audio of the pieces peformed available at Naxos Music Library