2014 – 2015 Season: “MOZART’S LAST YEAR”
November 14, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – St. Christopher’s, Roseville
November 16, 2014, 7:00 p.m. – Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis
“Mozart’s Last Year: Hellish and Heavenly”
The WolfGang plays music of Mozart, transcribed for our six instrumentalists along with guest artist Erika Ternes, soprano. The music ranges from a 1792 transcription (the year after Mozart’s death) of The Magic Flute to new transcriptions (by The WolfGang’s Paul Jacobson) of the “Queen of the Night aria” from Zauberflöte (hellish) and Mozart’s divine, youthful Exsultate, Jubilate for soprano and orchestra (heavenly).
January 17, 2015, 7:30 p.m. – The Baroque Room, St. Paul
January 18, 2015, 3 p.m. – Location TBA Minnetonka
“Three Musical Capitals: Paris, Madrid, and Vienna”
music by Cambini, Cherubini, Boccherini, Gossman, and Hoffmeister
Three Musical Capitals: Cherubini, Boccherini, and Hoffmeister – all of them “transplants”, became musical darlings and leaders in their new cities – Paris, Madrid, and Vienna. How did these three brilliant composers win the hearts of their new countrymen, colleagues, and courtiers?
Come and see!
April 11, 2015, 7:00 p.m. – Christ Church Lutheran, Minneapolis
April 12, 2015, 3:00 p.m. – Location TBA St. Paul
“Mozart’s Last Year: Damnation and Mercy”
The WolfGang explores the music and events of Mozart’s last year, 1791. The ensemble will play world premiere’s of transcriptions (by The WolfGang’s Paul Jacobson) of the overtures to Don Giovanni (damnation) and La Clemenza di Tito (mercy), Mauerische Trauermusik (sad and sublime Masonic funeral music on the death of Count Esterhazy), and German Dances (festive ditties for the Viennese court). The program captures the whirlwind of creativity from this amazing year, exhibiting the depth and breadth of Mozart’s music and what the world lost with his premature passing.
Overture to Don Giovanni, Maurerische Trauermusi, Overture to La Clemenza di Tito, German Dances for the Viennese Court
No tickets required, voluntary contribution, $15/person suggested
The WolfGang performs instrumental chamber music from the time of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, playing on musical instruments of the type that were used during Mozart’s life. The fortepiano is a replica of a Stein fortepiano. The violin, viola and cello are either from the 18th century or are carefully modeled after 18th century instruments. The flute and oboe are modern replicas of instruments made by some of the great woodwind makers of the late 18th century. A Twin-Cities based ensemble, The WolfGang has been performing, recording, and touring for over 16 years in a style that “fits” the Mozart era. We hope you will join us for an musical adventure very soon.