MTT returns to offer his unrivaled interpretation of Mahler that has earned him six of his eleven Grammy Awards. Penned during the most despondent time in Mahler’s life, The Song of the Earth is a personal reflection of his pain and relentless reminiscing, giving voice to his loneliness and surrendering to mortality. Joining MTT for what Bernstein called Mahler’s “greatest symphony,” is Grammy Award-winner and “luminous standout” Sasha Cooke and powerhouse tenor and Principal Met Opera Artist Simon O’Neill. John Cage seeks to “imitate nature in her manner of operation” with his avant-garde ways in this one-act ballet, which will be enhanced by a stunning visual treatment.