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Madison Bach Musicians
April 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on April 7, 2019 at 2:30 pm
Join us for this celebration of Mozart’s miraculous gift to music with a selection of masterworks from Mozart’s life. In 1764, when he was only eight years old, Mozart wrote the ebullient Symphony 1. Then, during what some refer to as his “middle years” (when he was eighteen and
had already lived half of his life), he composed the soaring and tuneful Symphony 29. From the mid-1780s, Mozart’s last decade, we’ll hear the dark Adagio and Fugue in C minor for strings. We’ll explore the importance of dance in Mozart’s world with choreographed scenes from his bucolic one-act ballet, Les petits riens (The Little Nothings). The program also features a dance interpretation of the famous fortepiano Fantasy in D minor. Guest soprano Ariadne Lih will perform the Exsultate Jubilate—a ringing example of how Mozart could seamlessly fuse religious zeal with vocal pyrotechnics. Marc Vallon conducts the orchestra.