Earlier this week, WSO resident conductor Julian Pellicano stopped by the Diamond Lane to talk with host Sarah Jo Kirsch about all the events happening for Mahlerfest which launched Friday night with Mahler's Resurrection at the Centennial Concert Hall.

The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra launched Mahlerfest Friday night. One week dedicated to the life and work of Gustav Mahler. The festival opens with his 2nd Symphony: Resurrection, and closes with his 10th on October 31st. Mahlerfest covers the full gambit of Mahler's creative path. Plus – the Winnipeg Philharmonic presents the Lieder of Mahler, his contemporaries and influences (Oct 25), the U of M Symphony Orchestra performs Mahler (Oct 26), Cinematheque screens Visconti's 1971 film Death in Venice loosely based on the life of Mahler (Oct 27), the Winnipeg Chamber Music Society interprets Mahler's Piano Quartet (Oct 28), and the renowned writer and Mahler scholar Norman Lebrecht hosts an evening of ideas (Oct 29).

Watch Sarah Jo's interview with Juilan Pellicano below!.



Tune in this Friday morning (Oct 30) at 8:30 AM when Morning Light host Michael Wolch welcomes world-renowned author and music critic Norman Lebrecht live to the Classic 107 studio. One of the world's most widely read cultural commentators, Mr. Lebrecht comes to Winnipeg to share his insights into the phenomenon of Mahler's Symphonies and their impact on our world.