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Mahler Grooves: A Day-Long Celebration

Posted April 22, 2020

Mahler Grooves 

Set your alarm. From 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. EDT tomorrow (Thursday, April 23), we present to you Mahler Grooves: A Day-Long Celebration.

The main event will be Mahler Grooves, a broadcast at 7:30 p.m. EDT featuring Mahler’s Piano Quartet, the Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and a piano reduction of selections from Mahler’s Symphony No. 10 performed by Philharmonic musicians. Viewers can stream the broadcast on Facebook and YouTube Premieres (available on-demand afterward).

Then head over to Instagram Live for the after-party, Mahler Spins: a DJ set with Assistant Principal Timpani / Percussion Kyle Zerna (a.k.a. Dr. Sweers).

Leading up to the broadcast and after-party, we present:

  • Welcome on Instagram (8:00 a.m.): tell us what music makes you groove; the crowd-sourced playlist will drop during Mahler Drinks: Part II (see below)
  • Mahler Wakes on Facebook and YouTube (9:30 a.m.): violinist Yulia Ziskel will prepare Wiener Schnitzel with this recipe from Neue Galerie New York’s Café Sabarsky
  • Mahler Works on (11:00 a.m.): we’ll unveil three groovy Mahler-themed Zoom backgrounds
  • Mahler Rests on Facebook and YouTube (12:00 p.m.): a midday moment of self-care and reflection in the form of a virtual visit to Central Park in partnership with the Central Park Conservancy, set to selections from Mahler’s Symphony No. 3
  • Mahler Drinks ’n Draws on Instagram (1:00 p.m.): an alcohol-free cocktail demonstration by the musician bartenders of Listen Bar, caricaturist Chris Tabares, and Principal Timpani Markus Rhoten
  • Mahler Eats on Instagram (2:30 p.m.): Philharmonic violinist Yulia Ziskel, Acting Associate Principal Clarinet Pascual Martínez Forteza, trumpet player Ethan Bensdorf, and Assistant Principal Librarian Sara Griffin talk Mahler over lunch
  • Mahler Strolls on (4:00 p.m.): we’ll take a virtual stroll through Mahler’s New York, guided by Philharmonic musicians and presented in partnership with Google Arts & Culture
  • Mahler Drinks: Part II on Spotify (6:30 p.m.): we’ll invite you to host your own Happy Hours, using the crowd-sourced “What makes you groove?” playlist (Spotify), plus the Zoom backgrounds on and Neue Galerie New York’s Café Sabarsky Wien 1900 cocktail recipe

Check out the full schedule here. Follow along on our Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify, and Twitter channels.

Check out the namesake of Mahler Grooves in the New York Philharmonic Digital Archives here. More backstory here.

It’s all part of Mahler’s New York: A Digital Festival, a two-week celebration of our former Music Director, one-time New Yorker, and beloved composer. Check out what else is planned for the week here.