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The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia

Mozart, Mooke, and Fauré

Apr 01, 2018
Apr 02, 2018

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Dirk Brossé

Martha Mooke
Electric Viola/Composer

Born Lau
Viola Astral Spotlight Artist


Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

Fantasie for Viola and Orchestra with Born Lau (Astral Spotlight Artist)

Martha Mooke
Invisible Hands – Part I ( for electric viola and orchestra)

Pelleas et Melisande Suite

Martha Mooke
Invisible Hands – Part 2 ( for electric viola and orchestra)
*World Premiere

Brossé brings one of Mozart’s most emotionally dynamicand sophisticated works to the stage in Symphony No. 38 Prague. Mozart’s compassion for fostering musicians can be seen in Johann Hummel. After living and learning under Mozart for two years free of charge, Hummel made his debut at the age of nine. Just like Mozart, Astral Artists has created an incubator of the brightest stars, providing skills and resources to the classical stars of tomorrowBorn Lau, Astral Spotlight Artist, makes his company debut playing Hummel's Fantasie for Viola and Orchestra. Highlighting the immense range and skill of the Chamber Orchestra, electric violist and composer, Martha Mooke makes her COP debut with her self-made five string viola. Acclaimed for her electrifying performances and compositions, pioneering composer/electro-acoustic violist, Martha Mooke transcends musical boundaries, enhancing her classical training and expertise with extended techniques, digital effects processing and improvisation.

“With her white hair and blue five-stringed viola, Mooke is a striking figure, with a Terry Riley-ish array of electronic enhancements and a wider range of styles (from Cagean to minimalist to free jazz and beyond) than many improvisers can boast.” - The Village Voice

Perelman Theater

Inside the Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102