ORCHESTRA FINALE: A NIGHT OF MOZART
Bassoon takes center stage in a festive send-off to the classical season celebrating the genius of Mozart. Four examples of the genius of Wolfgang Mozart fill our
Bassoon takes center stage in a festive send-off to the classical season celebrating the genius of Mozart.
Four examples of the genius of Wolfgang Mozart fill our last orchestra program of the summer, all written before the composer’s twentieth birthday. His first opera overture, produced at age eleven, charms as effectively as the serenata notturno, written almost a decade later. Fans of the bassoon will delight in Mozart’s sole surviving concerto for the flexible and expressive instrument, performed by one of its most accomplished practitioners: William Short, principal bassoonist for the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. One of the most compelling of Wolfgang’s teenage-period symphonies, No. 29 in A Major, makes a brilliant finale to the summer.
Michael Sachs, conductor
William Short, bassoon
MOZART Serenade No. 6 in D Major, K. 239
MOZART Concerto for Bassoon in B-flat Major, K. 191
MOZART Apollo et Hyacinthus, K. 38
MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
*Juniors (ages 6-18) discounted tickets for children 6 and up attending select evening concerts.
On sale to the public May 11.
*Donors of $500 or more to the 2023 Strings Annual Fund are granted early ticket access.
(Saturday) 7:00 pm
Strings Music Pavilion
950 Strings Road
Starts at $75 | $10 Juniors
Strings Music Pavilion950 Strings Road