Waterbury Symphony Orchestra

2017 - 2018: Sonic Structures

Classical III

Mozart the Miraculous

Leif Bjaland, Conductor

March 12, 2017 - 3 pm
NVCC Fine Arts Center, Waterbury

1:45 pm
Pre-concert performance: Bravo Waterbury! & Felipe Karum


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Mozart the Miraculous: A multi-media presentation featuring operatic, choral, and instrumental music of Mozart, as well as works by his father, Leopold and the Italian Baroque composer Gregorio Allegri.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Symphony No. 41, K. 551,
C major (Jupiter)

Like tendrils of ivy covering a marble statue, the story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s life has been obscured by legend. Was he an idiot savant as portrayed in the movie Amadeus? Was he poisoned by a jealous rival? Did he end his days in a pauper’s grave? We tear away these legends in hopes to reveal Mozart the man and the artist. The performance culminates in a performance of his towering Jupiter Symphony.



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Felipe Karam, Fulbright Scholar in Residence (S-I-R ) 2016-2017
The Waterbury Community is thrilled to welcome a Fulbright Scholar to Naugatuck Valley Community College as a professor and guest artist-in-residence for the 2016-17 school year. ** He will teach two classes at NVCC and collaborate with the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra (WSO) and Bravo Waterbury, WSO's youth-directed program of music education and social growth. The scholar will be a teaching artist with the school children and program staff, particularly in musical improvisation. He also will work with the orchestra and take part in selected concerts. The partnership is the latest collaboration between the College and the Symphony, which serves as Orchestra in Residence at NVCC. **excerpt from NVCC newsletter. Felipe Karum website

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Bravo Waterbury is a cutting edge social development and music education program for students at Children's Community School in Waterbury, Connecticut. An education program of the Waterbury Symphony Orchestra, Bravo is inspired by Venezuela's "music education miracle" known as El Sistema, a program for social change started over 35 years ago by economist and musician José Antonio Abreu. Bravo students study music five days a week for up to three hours a day. ...for more

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