Saturday, March 12, 4:00 PM
New Promise Church, 8671 Euclid Chardon Rd, Kirtland
1 hour and 30 minutes, with intermission
$5 – $25

Tuneful Tidbits

  • Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro is one of the most often performed operas of all time. It’s premiere in 1786 was put together in only six weeks and Mozart wrote the overture just two days before the opening.
  • Mozart wrote all five of his violin concertos in the span of nine months in 1775, when he was just 19 years old. Violin Concerto No. 5 was given the nickname “Turkish” because of a section in the third movement that is in the alla turca style that was popular in Mozart’s day. Besides changes of meter, tempo and shifting into a minor key, the cellos and basses are asked to turn their bows over and play with the wood. Soloist Andrew Sords is featured.
  • Swiss-French composer Arthur Honegger was inspired to write Pastorale d’eté by a vacation to the Swiss Alps in 1920. It was his first important orchestral work.
  • Haydn worked in the court of Prince Esterházy in Hungary for nearly 30 years. The Symphony No. 88 was one of the last that he composed for the Esterházy orchestra. He dedicated it to one of the orchestra’s violinists, Johann Tost, who then took it to Paris, sold it to a publisher, and never sent the payment to Haydn.

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