Unless he had monitored his audience's vital signs just before the end of Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Philadelphia Orchestra conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin could hardly have predicted the emotional fever that greeted the final ecstatic chords at the Kimmel Center on Thursday. The sense of release at the end of 90 minutes of Mahler's incremental structuring almost guarantees a momentous response, but this performance made its effect on emotional terms as well as on orchestral virtuosity.
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Friday-Sunday Life and death When you have Gustav Mahler, you don't really need more. Conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin leads the Philadelphia Orchestra in the great composer's monumental Symphony No. 2 in C minor ("Resurrection") with soloists Angela Meade, soprano, and Sarah
ARIES (March 21-April 19) ssss You might be switched out by now. In costume or not tonight, expect fun times. At the same time, you meet up with a recent interest and make plans. Use caution with any relationship you christen this weekend; the other party could be emotionally unavailable. Stay cool.
In Concert Annenberg Center - Zellerbach Theatre 3680 Walnut St.; 215-898-6701. www.annenbergcenter.org. Patti Austin. $30-$75. 11/1. 8 pm.
Casinos Bally's Atlantic City Park Place & The Boardwalk, Atlantic City; 609-340-2000. www.ballysac.com. Savage Men Male Revue. $28 advance; $38 day of show. 10/31.
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