The Art House presents
The Sydney Symphony Orchestra Plays Mozart
13 Jul 2018 Showing at The Art House Theatre
SCHUBERT Overture in B flat
MOZART Horn Concerto No.3, K447
R STRAUSS arr. Benedict Capriccio: Prelude
MOZART Symphony No.36 (Linz)
Andrew Haveron violin-director
Ben Jacks horn
Classical to the core, with music by Schubert, Richard Strauss, a Mozart horn concerto and the spirited Linz symphony.
The SSO’s Principal Horn, Ben Jacks, is the star in one of Mozart’s exhilarating horn concertos. Composed for one of Mozart’s good friends and a ‘rare virtuoso’ of his day, this is music that shows off the horn as an instrument capable of great nobility as well as rousing brilliance.
The concerto is framed by a Mozart-inspired overture from Schubert and enchanting, atmospheric music from Richard Strauss’s last opera, Capriccio. And Mozart’s Linz Symphony makes for a spirited finale. Mozart had arrived in Linz to be told that his host had organised a concert for him. A symphony was needed and, not having one in his luggage, Mozart had four days in which to write a new one! The result is a miracle of invention that gives absolutely no hint of the composer’s rushed circumstances.