Sparkling, luminescent Mozart masterworks create enchanted evening with Colorado Symphony at the Arvada Center
The Colorado Symphony presents Mozart Under Moonlight at the Arvada Center for one-night-only on Thursday, July 7, 2011. Resident conductor Scott O'Neil leads the orchestra, joined by oboist Peter Cooper, in delightful program including the Oboe Concerto in C Major, Overture to Don Giovanni, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, and Symphony No. 29 in A Major. Tickets are on sale now.
The great Austrian conductor Karl Bohm is attributed with saying that Mozart's music "has the effect of a fountain of youth." While the accuracy of this quote is uncertain, there can be no doubt that it perfectly captures the feelings that Mozart's music inspires in all listeners. The works featured in Mozart Under Moonlight embody this sentiment and without a doubt, will inspire concertgoers to dance in their hearts and minds throughout the evening.
The Oboe Concerto is among the lesser known of Mozart's works, in part because it was lost for more than 170 years. Its serene yet cheerful ambiance highlights the soloist's "operatic" role in the singing quality of the instrument. Since its rediscovery in 1920 in the archives of the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Oboe Concerto has increasingly gained in popularity, affection and esteem.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Colorado Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m.
Outdoor Amphitheater Gates open at 6:00 p.m.