Mad About Mozart
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.
Come at 7 PM to hear more about these works directly from the artists in Musically Speaking.
The Salvatore’s Symphony Shuttle provides round-trip shuttle service between Salvatore’s Italian Gardens in Depew and Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo. The Salvatore’s shuttle leaves at 7:00 PM sharp from 6461 Transit Road in Depew. The pick-up location is the back corner lot, near the water tower. To reserve spaces on the shuttle for this event, click here.
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)