Mozart’s Turkish Concerto
February 11, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre
With a beautiful sound and elegance reminiscent of great violinists of the past, Arnaud Sussmann solos on Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 (Turkish), one of Mozart’s most popular works. Sussmann performs on a 1760 Landolfi violin. Landolfi is widely considered one of the top luthiers in history, along with Stradivarius and Guarneri.
Nearly 10 years after its premiere, George Balanchine later choreographed Hindemith’s work for the New York City Ballet, then titled Metamorphosis.
We finish the afternoon with Overture to Oberon, which made its 20th century debut with the Metropolitan Opera premiere in 1918.
Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, K. 219 (Turkish) – W. A. Mozart
Symphonic Metamorphosis of Themes – Paul Hindemith
Overture to Oberon, J. 306 – Carl Maria von Weber
A pre-concert lecture about the repertoire by Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel starts at 2:15. (Please note time change.) Admission is free; but these are very popular, and fill fast!
Thank you to our sponsors:
Guest Artist Sponsor
Lecture & Reception Sponsor