An Evening of Mozart

MOZART      Overture to The Magic Flute
MOZART      Symphony No. 25 in G minor
MOZART      Requiem


The Symphony welcomes Robert Istad to the podium for this can’t miss all-Mozart program that begins with Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute, composed in 1791, just 9 weeks before his death. As well as high comedy and romance, The Magic Flute possesses a serious ethical side, and we hear both these qualities in its remarkable overture. Composed in 1773, when Mozart was only 17 years old, the evening continues with the composer’s Symphony No. 25, with wide-leap melodic lines and engaging syncopation. The second half of the concert features Mozart’s iconic Requiem in D Minor. The Requiem was composed in 1791, but remained unfinished at the time of Mozart’s death. Stories abound as factiously portrayed in the 1984 film, Amadeus, concerning who actually completed it, though most scholars attribute its final iteration to Suessmayer in 1792. Though some of the facts put forth in that film may not be entirely accurate, the genius of Mozart’s Requiem is irrefutable. The choral component of the work will be fulfilled by the Symphony’s artistic partner, Long Beach Camerata Singers, for which Istad serves as Artistic Director.

Program and artists subject to change.