The Strand Theatre, 345 Main St., continues its new HD dance series with the “Mahler 3rd Symphony Ballet” Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m.

Written as a great hymn to the glory of all creation, Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 3 in D minor, combined with John Neumeier's lyrical and powerful choreography, creates an elegant and inspired evening of dance captured live on April 18 at the Opera de Paris.

The entire edifice of Neumeier’s work is built around a profound musical sensibility. However, the choreographer, in his constant questioning of the human condition, probably finds the closest reflection of his own humanist concerns in the works of Mahler, several of whose symphonies he has set to dance. Neumeier enters the composer’s tormented and contrasting universe to sculpt images of a powerful and profound lyricism. The “Mahler 3rd Symphony Ballet” is an osmosis between music and dance, shot through with a palette of emotions.

Tickets are $15, $10 for students. The Strand’s HD dance series will continue June 26 with “La Sylphide.” For ticket and information on all upcoming live concerts, films, HD broadcasts and events at the Strand, call 594-0070, ext. 3 or visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or