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Mad About Mozart

Sunday, January 27, 2019
Kleinhans Music Hall, 2:30 pm

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This year’s celebration of Mozart’s birthday spotlights four of our Principal musicians and brings back one of his greatest symphonic works for the first time in a decade. This year’s celebration of Mozart’s birthday spotlights four of the BPO’s Principal musicians and brings back one of his greatest symphonic works, Symphony No. 40, for the first time in a decade. The Impressario is a comedic opera that skewers the vanity of singers. Mozart wrote it as an entry in a competition set by Emperor Joseph II, ultimately triumphing over an entry by Salieri. The Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds is widely considered to be a top work for wind instruments, although controversy continues to rage over the piece’s authenticity. Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 was written towards the end of his life, leading many to believe that he never heard it performed. It’s seen as tragic in tone and intensely emotional, and it strongly influenced Beethoven, Schubert and Haydn.

Intrigued? Come at 1:30 PM to hear directly from the artists in Musically Speaking, sponsored by Uniland Development.

JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Henry Ward, oboe
Glenn Einschlag, bassoon
Jacek Muzyk, French horn
William Amsel, clarinet

MOZART Overture to The lmpressario (read more about this opera on Wikipedia)
MOZART Sinfonia Concertante (read more about the Sinfonia Concertante for Winds on Wikipedia)
MOZART Symphony No. 40 (read more about Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 on Wikipedia)