We all have that one point in our lives, that one poignant moment that will define, or at least guide, who we are forever after. For Heywood, it was a living room in Detroit, surrounded by the sounds of Mozart.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born 249 years ago, on January 27 1756 in Salzburg, Austria. For several decades, the BPO has celebrated his birthday. The tradition continues this year with a pair of concerts.
“We think it’s wonderful to expose the children to the BPO this early,” said Allison Gioia, who was with her husband, E.J. Flammer, daughter, Lily, 8, dressed as a princess, and Jack, 4, as Darth Vader.