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Mozart & Friends – A2SO


Relive the music of Mozart and his contemporaries in this vibrant program from the Michigan Theater. The golden soundscape of Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 4 takes center stage, with soloist Adam Unsworth negotiating the composer’s famously impish score with its high-spirited, hunt-inspired finale. Described as “a landmark … personal in tone, indeed perhaps more individual in its combination of an intimate, chamber music style with a still fiery and impulsive manner”, Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 joins the horn concerto on the program, a glimpse into Mozart’s early symphonic talents that stands among his most popular works.

Two composers share the spotlight with the Viennese master, notably among them Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges, perhaps the best-known classical composer of African ancestry and a prodigiously talented violinist. A pivotal figure in Parisian musical circles (he commissioned Haydn’s “Paris” symphonies for performance under his direction), Saint-Georges’s symphonies, concertos and miscellaneous works were highly regarded in their day. Rounding out the program is Haydn’s Symphony No. 49, a dramatically turbulent example of the composer’s Sturm und Drang (“storm and stress”) period. Incessantly propulsive and motivically colorful throughout, this symphony delivers the composer at his charismatic best.

Adam Unsworth, horn
SAINT-GEORGES Symphony No. 2
HAYDN Symphony No. 49 “La Passione”
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4
MOZART Symphony No. 29


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