Ravi Shankar is sick and will not be performing at the Meyerhoff this weekend. But you know who will be? Sigmund Freud!
There are two separate BSO concerts this week. Today, Nov 4, at 8 pm at the Meyerhoff, the BSO will be performing some Beethoven and Mahler pieces, including Mahler’s unfinished tenth symphony and Beethoven’s unfinished tenth symphony as completed by some other guy. Everyone knows how I feel about Beethoven; let us therefore pretend I unloaded upon you a spittle-flecked rant about how this is fundamentally wrong and jump straight to the other concert: MAHLER AND [UND?] FREUD.
Inspired by the BSO’s hit CSI: Beethoven program in 2008, this program reenacts the little known meeting in 1910 between Gustav Mahler and famous psychiatrist Dr. Sigmund Freud, where the two grappled with tensions and conflict that affected Mahler’s entire musical output and later led to marital discord. Join Maestra Alsop and “Dr. Freud” on the couch as they psychoanalyze the essence of Mahler’s relationship with his wife Alma, his music and his crippling fear of death.
Hee hee hee hee hee. Hee. Hee. I like it! (Also, CSI: Beethoven? Why wasn’t I informed?)
There are two performances, one on Friday, November 5 at 8:15 pm at Strathmore, and another on Saturday, November 6 at 7 pm at the Meyerhoff. Students, I am told that if you login to bsomusic.org and use the promo code STUDENT you can get $10 advanced student rush tickets. Great for all you psychology majors out there!
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