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Program Notes Featuring Composers: Schumann, Mendelssohn, and Stravinsky

Concert Date: Saturday, October 3, 2015; 7:30 pm

For a period in his life, Robert Schumann became fixated upon a single type of music and composed obsessively within a particular genre. The year he married Clara Wieck, 1840, coincided...

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Program Notes Featuring Composers: Mendelssohn and Dvorak

Concert Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015; 7:30 pm

Felix Mendelssohn's parents recognized and encouraged his musical talent at an early age, providing the prodigy with the resources upon which he would build a successful career. By the age of 10...

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Program Notes Featuring Composers: Mozart and Devienne

Concert Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2016; 7:30 pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote several works featuring the horn, mostly due to his lifelong friendship with horn player Joseph Leutgeb. Mozart wrote at least three of his horn concertos for Leutgeb...

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Program Notes Featuring Composers: Mozart and Mendelssohn

Concert Date: Tuesday, March 22, 2016; 7:30 pm

Tonight’s concert begins with the overture to one of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's most successful works, The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), K. 492. Composed in 1786...

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Program Notes Featuring Composers: Mendelssohn and Beethoven

Concert Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016; 7:30 pm

The year 1830 marked the 300th anniversary of the Augsburg Confession, a founding document of Lutheranism which contained 28 articles of faith and led to political recognition of German Protestantism. Twenty-one-year-old Felix Mendelssohn... 

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