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The Philadelphia Orchestra

All Mozart

Thursday
Apr 11, 2019
Saturday
Apr 13, 2019
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Overview

Bernard Labadie - Conductor
Amanda Forsythe - Soprano
Michèle Losier - Mezzo-soprano
Jeremy Ovenden - Tenor
Neal Davies - Bass-baritone
Westminster Symphonic Choir - Mixed chorus
Joe Miller - Director

PROGRAM
Mozart - Masonic Funeral Music
Mozart - Symphony No. 25
INTERMISSION -
Mozart/compl. Levin - Requiem

Mozart's haunting Requiem is accompanied by glimpses of the composer at different stages of his all-too-brief life. He was only 17 when he wrote his Symphony No. 25. (You may know it from the opening of the film Amadeus.) The Masonic Funeral Music is a product of his late 20s, composed in memory of two of his fellow Masons, both Viennese aristocrats. And of course, the Requiem came at the very end of Mozart's life: He died before he could finish it. The version heard on these concerts was completed by the brilliant Mozart scholar Robert Levin. The renowned Baroque and Classical conductor Bernard Labadie leads these concerts; the Westminster Symphonic Choir adds its indispensable singing to the Requiem.

Verizon Hall

Kimmel Center

300 S Broad St

Philadelphia, PA 19102