Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Concert Review: Vienna Mozart Orchestra

For the second half of the night, the orchestra dressed up like Mozart! Photo by Julia Fiala.
Last night a friend and I went to see the Vienna Mozart Orchestra perform at the Strathmore. She is from Vienna, so going to this concert with her made it even more fun. AND I had just finished watching Amadeus the previous week, so I felt very prepared! Here are the pieces they performed:

Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384; Overture (The video is from a different orchestra.)

Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550

Marriage of Figaro, K. 492

"Non più andrai" (different singer than I saw)

Abduction from the Seraglio, K. 384

"Martern aller Arten" (different singer than I saw)

Don Giovanni, K. 527 (both parts sung by Sokolin Asllani, whom I saw last night)

"Deh, vieni alla finestra"

"Finch' han dal vino"

Symphony No. 38 in D major "Prague" , K. 504; Finale

Idomeneo, K. 366, "D'Oresta d'Ajace" (sung by Sera Gösch, whom I saw perform)

Magic Flute, K. 620

This was just like the movie clip in Amadeus!

Then there were two encores!

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (probably Mozart's most recognizable piece)

Which of course made me think of this scene in The Witches of Eastwick:

Radetzky March: This was written by Johann Strauss, NOT by Mozart, but it is a popular Austrian song. (different orchestra). We were encouraged to clap along with this song, which was quite fun!

What a fun night! I would see this orchestra perform again if/when they're back in the DC area!

Click here to see some short clips of performances by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.

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