Join the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra for a delightful afternoon of Mozart on Sunday, February 10, 2019 from 3-5 PM in the ideal chamber music setting of Everett's First Presbyterian Church.|
The first half of our all-Mozart concert will be a virtual night-at-the-opera, with excerpts from four of the composer's most popular works for the stage. We are thrilled to present Ryan Bede, a talented baritone who is well known in the Seattle-Tacoma area as a soloist, teacher and choral singer.
Ryan made his Seattle Opera solo debut in May 2017 as the Second Priest in "The Magic Flute", followed by Prince Yamadori in "Madama Butterfly", Jim Crowley in "An American Dream" and Fiorello in The "Barber Of Seville" in the 2017-18 season, and he returns as Moralés in Carmen in May 2019. (He will be "all ours" in this concert program.)
The sprightly "Overture to The "Abduction from the Seraglio" is a prime example of the influence that Turkish music had on 18th century Viennese composers.
The Count's aria from "Marriage of Figaro" shows the infatuated nobleman in a frustrated mood, as the lady of his affections seems to be sending mixed messages. Guglielmo's aria from "Cosi fan Tutti", shows the young man trying to impress two attractive women on behalf of himself and his best friend. He alternates between sly flirting and exaggerated bragging, with more than a touch of male vanity thrown in. As always, Mozart is the master at capturing all these moods in one continuous musical flow. Papageno's aria from The "Magic Flute" introduces us to a fantastical creature, half-man, half-bird. A true salt-of-the-earth personality, Papageno provides comic relief to the more heroic characters on stage. When playing his pan-pipes, he never fails to bring a smile.
The second half of the concert puts the spotlight on Symphony #29 in A Major, arguably Mozart's first symphonic masterpiece. In this work, the 18-year-old composer appears to have found his unique musical voice. The first movement shows how the key of A Major always seems to bring out Mozart's most contented side. The slow movement walks along gently, the minuet skips, and the finale ends the symphony with a spirited gallop.
Join us in the wonderful acoustics of Everett's First Presbyterian Church as we present Mozart's bid to Wow the Opera crowd.
Your concert experience will continue with an opportunity to meet the musicians at a reception in the adjoining social hall..complete with cookies!
Seating is limited, so don't wait to sign up for this one!
Note: No refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
|Saturday Feb 10, 2024 3:00 PM - Saturday Feb 10, 2024 5:00 PM | Free - $25.00
Everett First Presbyterian Church (View)
2936 Rockefeller Ave
Everett, WA 98201
|Minimum Age: 5|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|