Classical Series

AN EVENING OF MOZART

Apr 29, 2017

8:00 PM

An Evening of Mozart

Apr 29, 2017 8:00 PM

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Pre-Concert talk at 7:00 PM

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Long Beach Performing Arts Center,
Terrace Theater
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802

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Robert Istad, Conductor

Long Beach Camerata Singers, Performer

MOZART

Overture to The Magic Flute

MOZART

Symphony No. 25 in G minor

MOZART

Requiem

AN EVENING OF MOZART

The Symphony welcomes Dr. 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 #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.

Robert Istad, Conductor

Robert Istad is the Artistic Director of the Long Beach Camerata Singers and Long Beach Bach Festival. Under his leadership, the Long Beach Camerata Singers have performed with the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra and Long Beach Opera. Istad’s innovative programming and dedication …

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Long Beach Camerata Singers, Performer

Long Beach Camerata Singers was founded in 1966 by the late Dr. Frank Allen as the Vocal Arts Ensemble. The choir became the producer and resident chorus for the Long Beach Bach Festival. Under the direction of USC Professor Dr. David Wilson (1983-2005), the 50-voice …

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