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An Evening in Vienna

Asper (A)bsolute Classics

An Evening in Vienna

This concert is livestream only. In-person tickets for this concert are not available.

Music Director Daniel Raiskin conducts his first livestream of the season, in a concert celebrating Vienna and two of the most famous young prodigies in classical music.

Although he wasn’t born in Vienna, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was certainly adopted as the city’s favourite son. Spending his most creative and successful years in the city, Mozart’s Serenade No. 11 is a work for small ensemble featuring clarinet, horns, bassoons and oboes, first performed in Vienna in 1782.

Part of a series of 13 symphonies for string orchestra, Felix Mendelssohn was only 12 years old when he wrote his Sinfonia No. 7. Rarely played by orchestras, this vigorous and energetic work highlights his technical skills well beyond his years.

Current ticket holders: Your ticket to the concert also includes access to the livestream of the performance on Friday, November 27 at 7:30 pm CST.

You will receive an email prior to the concert with a private link and instructions on how to watch the concert from home. The concert will be available for viewing for approximately 72 hours after the livestream.

 

Livestream tickets:

Support the WSO by purchasing a livestream ticket to the concert for $25.

Once purchased, you will receive an email the day of the concert with an exclusive link to watch the livestream.

Tickets for the recording are available for purchase until Nov. 29 at 3:00 pm CST. For orders after the first livestream, the link will be included in your order confirmation.

The concert will be available for viewing for approximately 72 hours after the first livestream.

Livestream FAQ

 

 

ARTIST

Daniel Raiskin

Conductor

WORKS

Serenade in E-flat major, K. 375

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Sinfonia No. 7 in D minor

Felix Mendelssohn

Get more acquainted

 

  • Many Viennese attractions are also historic Mozart locations. In Vienna, Mozart fans can follow in the genius’ footsteps – from Schönbrunn Palace (the place Mozart first performed in Vienna at the tender age of six) and St. Stephen’s Cathedral (the church Mozart was married in and where Mozart’s funeral took place) to the Mozarthaus Vienna, an immersive museum that includes Amadeus’ original, preserved apartment. Also impressive is the marble Mozart monument from 1896 – today situated in the Burggarten, surrounded by flowers laid out in the shape of a clef.

 

  • Mendelssohn must have loved and carefully studied Mozart’s “Jupiter” Symphony when he wrote his Sinfonia No. 7. He appears to pattern it closely in the second theme, introduced by the violas. The young composer shows off his fugal mastery, which also reappears in the development section. Mozart was a mature 32 when he created the contrapuntal genius of the “Jupiter” finale. One has to wonder if at 12, he would have been capable of pulling off what the pre-adolescent Mendelssohn achieves here.
Dates DATES

Nov 27, 2020 | 7:30 pm CST
Livestream only

Replay available for approx. 72 hours

Length LENGTH

Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission

Series Sponsor:
Asper Foundation Gail Asper Family Foundation

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