Final Time Warner Cable Family Series Concert of season features two orchestras, seven works by Mozart, one by Tchaikovsky, and performance by teen concerto competition winner
On Sunday, May 21 at 3 pm at the Schuster Center, the 2005-2006 season portion of the 10-month-long NCR Miracle of Mozart Festival concludes with the concert finale of the Time Warner Cable Family Series. For this concert the DPO presents a lively selection of music composed by Wolfgang and Tchaikovsky; a program designed for kids, parents, and grandparents alike. Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Music Director Neal Gittleman and DPO Assistant Conductor Patrick Reynolds lead the DPO and the Dayton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, respectively, in a potpourri of Mozartiana.
Music has a special appeal for all people – especially those young at heart. At three, Mozart began playing the harpsichord, violin, and piano. When he was six, he composed his first symphony. Much of Mozart’s innocence never completely left his music, no matter what his age! Maybe that’s why his compositions are so appealing to listeners of every age.
This homage to the world’s most famous 2006 birthday boy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, begins with his Overture to Abduction from the Seraglio and continues with his Minuet for Solo Piano, K. 1 and the first movement of his Symphony No. 1. Then, Audrey Gray – winner of the 2004 David L. Pierson Annual Young Musicians’ Concerto Competition performs the first movement of Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5. The twin orchestras take over once more, concluding the concert with the fourth movement of Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, the third movement of Tchaikovsky’s Suite No. 4, [Prayer from Mozartiana], a Mozart March, and his Overture to The Magic Flute.