Mozart Birthday Bash
Approximate running time: 2 hours
603 E Liberty St
Ann Arbor MI 48104
MOZART Famous Opera Choruses
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219 "Turkish"
MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A Major, K. 201
Itamar Zorman, violin
Stephen West, narrator
with Vocal Arts Ensemble
Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 8:00 PM | Michigan Theater
The imaginative energy that fills Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto is that of youth and idealism. While it does not contain a cadenza, his Fifth Violin Concerto features writing that exudes the freedom and lyricism that would suggest otherwise. The A2SO proudly welcomes Itamar Zorman as the featured soloist on this captivating work. The theme of youth continues with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29 in A major. Written at the age of 18-years-old, it is overflowing with a sense of self-confidence that confirms the composer’s creative genius. From pastoral scenes to the mystery of nocturnal landscapes, Symphony No. 29 paints a sophisticated symphonic drama. Our celebration of Mozart is rounded out with a selection of some the most famous choruses ever penned in the operatic canon.
Hear Itamar Zorman perform Mozart with Valery Gergiev and the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic: