Illinois Symphony Orchestra celebrates Mozart's
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[NOV. 16, 2006]
SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Symphony Chamber
Orchestra is commemorating Mozart's 250th birthday by performing two of his
greatest works on Friday and Saturday.
Illinois Symphony Chorus
Friday, 7:30 p.m.
The Cathedral of the
Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Holy Trinity Catholic Church
The Illinois Symphony Chorus will accompany the chamber orchestra
as it performs Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D major and "Requiem" on
Friday at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Springfield
and on Saturday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Bloomington. The
concert performance starts at 7:30 p.m. both places.
The cathedral-like setting in which the performance will take
place adds an air of joy and ethereal reverence to these timeless
masterworks, a quality rarely captured in central Illinois musical
Symphony No. 35 in D major, also known as the "Haffner," will be
led by the orchestra's assistant conductor, Richard Arthur Haglund.
The "Requiem," featuring the Illinois Symphony Chorus, will be
directed by Richard Robert Rossi, renowned for his work with the
Eastern Illinois University Music Department.
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As a centerpiece to the orchestra's 14th season, the two works
being performed showcase the elegance and passion of Mozart's life
and work. The "Haffner" was written at a high point in Mozart's
career and displays energy and dancelike themes. His "Requiem" was
his last work, unfinished at his death, and completed some years
later by his pupil Franz Xavier Sussmayer.
These works are sure to bring elements of joy and culture to
central Illinois. Let the music move you!
For more information about this performance, Richard Haglund,
Richard Rossi or other Illinois Symphony Orchestra activities, call
217-522-2838 or visit
http://ilsymphony.blogspot.com/. For ticket reservations, call
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, 309-434-2777.
Symphony Orchestra news release]