Mozart at Elder One – Matinee
Just like Mozart before him, Carl Maria von Weber was inspired by a clarinet virtuoso of his time: Heinrich Baermann, who harnessed innovation to take his instrument in an entirely new direction. The ASO’s own Principal Clarinet, Dean Newcomb takes on this challenging work, full of charm and vitality.
Though hard to imagine, Mozart’s radiant ‘Jupiter’ Symphony was written during one of the darkest periods of his life, a time marked by deprivation and family tragedy. His revolutionary masterpiece spans the breadth of human emotion; it is exuberant and introspective, complicated and enchanting.
Music for a gloriously life-affirming lunchtime.