CANCELLED: National Philharmonic: Mozart's Requiem
Saturday, March 21, 2020, 8pm
The Music Center
CANCELLED: National Philharmonic
Based on the press conference held by Governor Hogan on March 12, and our concern for our patrons, musicians, staff and the community at large, this performance has been cancelled. Ticket holders for the cancelled performance will be contacted with instructions by National Philharmonic. More info here.
Pre-concert lecture 6:45pm
Member Encore Q&A
Suzanne Karpov, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Norman Shankle, tenor
Kevin Deas, bass
Jon Manasse, clarinet
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Clarinet Concerto in A Major
Requiem in D minor
The genius of Mozart found its last expressions in two works of transcendent beauty and power, each of them an iconic masterpiece in its genre: the Clarinet Concerto (Mozart’s last completed instrumental work) and the Requiem (which remained unfinished at his death). The elegant Clarinet Concerto, completed in October 1791, features some of the most sublime melodies that Mozart ever wrote.
According to Mozart’s wife Constanze, in the last months of his life, when he was beset by illness and financial woes, Mozart received a mysterious commission for a Requiem Mass from an anonymous patron. In his confused state of mind, Mozart believed he was composing a Requiem for his own death. He worked feverishly, literally racing against time, but the work remained unfinished at the time of his death.
Kids 7-17 Free
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This concert is not presented by Strathmore.