Every Tree Speaks: Habbi, Brahms, & Schumann

October 19, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Ken-David Masur (Photo: Adam DeTour)

In an ode to the wonder of our natural world, this program ponders fate, resolve, and reverence. Iman Habibi’s work is a reflection of the current environmental crisis, while Robert Schumann’s verdant symphony is a feast of spring and renewal. In the second half, the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus takes the spotlight in three works – moving from grim fatalism to hopeful spirit to rollicking celebration.


Iman Habibi: Jeder Baum spricht
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, Op. 38, “Spring”
Johannes Brahms: Gesand der Parzen, Op. 89
Johannes Brahms: Schicksalslied for Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 54
Johannes Brahms (arr. Ken-David Masur): Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80