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Jefferson Symphony opens season with ‘transforming experience’

By John Akal

Once in a while, I get a chance to bring you a real insider’s perspective on an upcoming event. Sometimes I’m participating in it and other times I may be in close contact with those who are.

It just so happens that the conductor of the Jefferson Symphony, Dr. Bill Morse, is also the pianist in my Ultraphonic Jazz Orchestra. So I have been talking with him a lot about the symphony’s season-opener concert — and it’s going to be something special. The orchestra will be performing one of classical music’s most notoriously complex compositions, Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 5 in C# Minor.”  Read more…