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In the Realm of Royalty$10 – $50
January 15, 2017
In the Realm of Royalty
Music for the Their Majesties’ Delight
Symphony No. 2 in A Major (Birthday Ode to the King)
Symphony No. 84 in E Flat
Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
Symphony No. 28 in C Major, K. 200
Haydn’s six “Paris” Symphonies, including his exuberant Symphony No. 84, were actually enjoyed by the court of Marie Antoinette. Meanwhile, back in the Vienna of her mother, Queen Maria Therese, young Mozart reigned supreme in the city’s bustling musical life. His dark, dramatic Piano Concerto No. 24, which brilliantly captures the metamorphosis of elegant classicism to passionate Romanticism, is brought to our stage. The program opens with another of the delightful Overture: Symphonies by English composer William Boyce, his Symphony No. 2, dedicated to King George II himself. The concert will feature guest pianist George Vatchnadze, a former member of the famed Toradze Piano Studio, current Director of DePaul University’s Piano Department, and a solo artist of international renown.