Mozart, Mozart, Mozart – the Israel Chamber Orchestra’s Amadeus Festival

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The Israel Chamber Orchestra will be celebrating Mozart with a special concert series, the Amadeus Festival. The first concert will be held at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Wednesday October 30 and Thursday October 31. Come early and enjoy a pre-performance lecture by musicologist Anat Sharon (free of charge for ticketholders).

Yoav Talmi, the Orchestra’s musical director, will conduct and Rubinstein Award winner Alexander Korsantia will perform the Piano Concerto No. 8 in C Major, K. 246 and Piano Concerto No. 9 in Eb Major, K. 271 (“Jeunehomme”).

Mozart was 20 and 21 years old when he composed the eighth and ninth Piano Concerti, respectively. The former was composed for Countess Antonia Lützow, the niece of the Mozarts’ employer, the Archbishop of Salzburg. Piano Concerto No. 9 won particularly high praise from critics – Alfred Einstein dubbed it “Mozart’s Eroica.”

Symphony No. 36 in C major, written in 1783, is known as the Linz Symphony, as it was written while the composer was staying in the Austrian town of Linz on his way from to Vienna from Salzburg. Mozart was working on a tight schedule: when the local count heard of his arrival in Linz, he immediately announced a concert. It took Mozart four days to complete the entire work.

The Amadeus Festival will continue in November (and December!) with more Mozart. Take a look at the full program on the Israel Chamber Orchestra’s webpage.

The concert will take place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, October 30-31 at 20:30. An introductory lecture by Anat Sharon will begin at 19:30 in the concert hall. Order tickets by phone at 03-5188845 extension 5 (special discount code – 1313). Check out the Israel Chamber orchestra’s website or their Facebook page for more details.