NP.Mahler.FSMaestro Kirk Muspratt leads the acclaimed New Philharmonic in Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major at Wheaton College’s Edman Memorial Chapel, 501 College Avenue in Wheaton, Ill. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. For tickets call (630) 942-4000, or visit:

The evening will begin with “Kirk’s Klassical Boot Kamp” using musical excerpts and video clips to provide insights and illustrate pivotal ideas on the symphonic structure found in Mahler’s innovative composition and “Titan” orchestration.

Following intermission, the audience will be treated to Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major:
I.   Langsam, Schleppend — Immer sehr gemächlich
II.  Kräftig bewegt
III. Feirlich und gemessen, ohne zu schleppen
IV. Stürmisch bewegt.

Mahler (1860-1911) did most of the work on his First Symphony in February and March of 1888, incorporating music that was written much earlier. He revised the score on several occasions. The first performance was given on Nov. 20, 1889 in Budapest, with the composer conducting. Performance time is approximately fifty-two minutes

New Philharmonic performs Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major at Wheaton College’s Edman Memorial Chapel, 501 College Avenue in Wheaton, Ill. on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $38 adult/$36 senior/$28 youth. To order tickets, call (630) 942-4000, or visit:
New Philharmonic is a fully-professional, 80-member orchestra that has inspired classical music enthusiasts in Chicago and the suburbs for three decades.  Under the direction of Conductor and Music Director Kirk Muspratt, named a 2006 Chicagoan of the Year by the Chicago Tribune, the group gives innovative treatment to both classic compositions and modern works and strives to make the music accessible to new audiences and youth through a variety of educational efforts.  New Philharmonic is the resident orchestra of the McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Ill.

Wheaton College|Edman Memorial Chapel, 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, Ill. is located north of Pierce Chapel, on the northeast corner of Washington and Franklin streets, and is a college and community resource and event venue. It features an auditorium that can seat more than 2,400 guests, and hosts concerts, commencements, social events, programs and other community events. For more information call 630-752-5010 or visit

The McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPage, located 25 miles west of Chicago near I-88 and I-355, houses three performance spaces, an art gallery and classrooms for the college’s academic programming.  This unique facility has presented theater, music, dance and visual art to more than 1.5 million people since its opening in 1986 and last year welcomed more than 75,000 patrons from the greater Chicago area to more than 230 performances. The MAC is currently undergoing major renovations which will update the major performance spaces, address significant infrastructure needs and improve several academic program areas. Scheduled completion date is spring 2014. The project will cost $35 million and is funded by the $168 million referendum that voters of District 502 passed in November 2010. Other projects in progress at College of DuPage include the renovation of the Physical Education Center, Student Resource Center and Seaton Computing Center, and construction of the Campus Maintenance Center.The mission of the McAninch Arts Center is to foster enlightened educational and performance opportunities, which encourage artistic expression, establish a lasting relationship between people and art, and enrich the cultural vitality of the community. For more information visit