Mozart Festival

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The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was formed in the late 1800s to further the study of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life and work. In 1956, the Foundation began presenting concerts in a yearly festival that begins on December 5 (the anniversary of Mozart’s death) with the Requiem. During our week-long broadcast of The Mozart Festival you’ll hear highlights from the year’s festival, artist interviews and behind-the-scenes features that take you for a close-up look at original manuscripts and letters by Mozart, for a visit to a café frequented by the Mozart family, and a revealing look at original portraits of Mozart. Join The Mozart Festival this week at 8pm.

Chris Robinson Starts New Chamber Series

Chris Robinson

Violinist Chris Robinson is a Louisvillian and student at the College-Conservatory of Music. In addition to being a full-time student, he’s starting a chamber music series called Giovani Vecchi.”Chris was in town promoting his series, and will perform with David Taustine on July 26th at the St. Francis in the Fields Church, in Prospect. Chris and David stopped by to give us a preview of the concert series, with movements of Brahms and Mozart sonatas, and an arrangement of a Chopin Nocturne by Nathan Milstein.

Featured Album: Mozart Symphonies with DNCO and Fischer

danish national chamber orchestra

Adam Fischer has been the Principal Conductor of the Danish National Chamber Orchestra since 1998, and has since embarked on a ambitious journey to record all of Mozart’s symphonies and operas. Our Featured Album highlights five early symphonies from an 11 year-old. Here’s a sample of some of their work with Mozart’s Idomeneo. Mozart.

More Mozart…

Our Featured Album last week was Mozart, so more Mozart this week?! Yes. Especially when it’s this good:

Kentucky Opera – Don Giovanni

The Kentucky Opera will present two performances of Don Giovanni – on February 15th at 8:00pm and on the 17th at 2:00pm – both at the Brown Theatre. Recently, members of the cast stopped by to perform some material from the opera. Here is the finale that ends Act I.