Mainly Mozart Festival Of Orchestras

Saturday, Apr 17, 2021 at 6:00pm

Del Mar Fairgrounds
2260 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

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For over 30 years, the Mainly Mozart Festival Orchestra has been home to the largest gathering of Concertmasters and Principal Players in the United States. The famed Mainly Mozart Festival boasts top level players from the world’s greatest orchestras including the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra,  Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic and dozens more.

Members of N.Y.C.’s MET Orchestra & D.C.’s National Symphony, Together

Pairing The World’s Great Orchestras. On One Stage.

Michael Francis, Music Director
David Chan and Scott Pingel, Artistic Partners

6pm: Concerto Evening

ROSSINI: Overture to La scala di seta

ROSSINI: Introduction, Theme, and Variations for Clarinet
Soloist: Clarinet - Anton Rist.

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: The Lark Ascending
Soloist: Violin - Nurit Bar-Josef.

W.A. MOZART: Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165
Soloist: Soprano - Susanna Phillips.
This religious solo motet was composed when Mozart was staying in Milan during the production of his opera Lucio Silla which was being performed there in the Teatro Regio Ducale. It was written for the castrato (someone who has been castrated to preserve their singing voice) Venanzio Rauzzini, who had sung the part of the primo uomo Cecilio in Lucio Silla the previous year. While waiting for the end of the run (from 26 December 1772 to 25 January 1773), Mozart composed the motet for his singer, whose technical excellence he admired.

BARTÓK: Romanian Folk Dances

Nurit Bar-Josef, Concertmaster - National Symphony
Anton Rist, Principal Clarinet - Principal Opera Orchestra
Susanna Phillips, Soprano - Metropolitan Opera

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