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Chamber Choir/Amadeus Chamber Symphony

YOU ARE INVITED………

OPENING OF OUR 2017 – 2018 SEASON

CSB/SJU CHAMBER CHOIR           AMADEUS CHAMBER SYMPHONY

Axel Theimer, Conductor

HOMECOMING CONCERT  

FRIDAY, October 6, 2017

8:00 p.m.

GREAT HALL

Saint John’s University, Collegeville

PROGRAM

               

        W. A. Mozart                    Symphony # 24 

         J. Ch. Bach                        Sinfonia Opus 18/2 

         Michael Haydn                  Te Deum in D   

         Felix Mendelssohn              Trumpet Overture

         Antonio Vivaldi                 Gloria (selected movements)

                                                                                          

Join us, as we begin our New Season!

 

Admission:                 Adults:  $ 14.00

Senior Citizens and all CSB/SJU with I.D: $ 8.00

Tickets: BAC Box Office

For reservations: call 320-363-5777  

                                    On Line: www.csbsju.edu\fine-arts

Box Office Hours: Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Door Sales begin in the GREAT HALL at 7:00 p.m. Friday, October 6, 2017 

 

Who knew whom?

 

This concert features music by composers whose family names are very familiar to most of us. We have heard of Bach – and usually mean Johann Sebastian, ‘the father of them all’. Haydn is a ‘household name’ as well. But, how many of us have heard music by Johann Christian Bach (the father’s youngest son) or by Michael Haydn (Joseph Haydn’s younger brother.

 

We can establish interesting connections between at least three of the 5 composers featured in program which opens our 2017-2018 concert season – our traditional “Homecoming Weekend Concert”

 

Come and find out what ties J.Ch. Bach, Michael Haydn and Mozart together. While Vivaldi would be considered an ‘outsider’ in this program, most composers spent at least some time in Italy (especially Mozart and Mendelssohn) and would have been at least familiar with Vivaldi’s Music. Mendelssohn was also a celebrated composer in London, and Johann Christian Bach is actually known as the London Bach – the English called him John Bach…

 

Mozart’s and M. Haydn’s music have been attributed to the other… and Mozart was definitely influenced by M. Haydn, using themes from Haydn’s Te Deum in his setting of the same text.

 

Today we would call it plagiarism – in those earlier times it was considered an honor to be ‘quoted’ (plagiarized) by a composer as celebrated and successful as Mozart.

 

Come and enjoy a delightful evening of Baroque and Classical masterpieces – with a touch of Romanticism – in the beautiful Great Hall on the campus of Saint John’s University, performed by the CSB/SJU Chamber Choir and the Amadeus Chamber Symphony.