Mahler himself once wrote that “A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything” and his first is truly a titan of EPIC proportions. Like much of his music, Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 tells us a story, one that has you sweeping from a delighted feeling of playfulness through the shadow of loss, to fully realized triumph and glory. Never before played by your Spartanburg Philharmonic, the sheer power and scale of this symphony will leave you feeling inspired to take on the world.