Sun July 22, 2012
Woodstock Mozart Festival
Each summer, classical music fans flock to Woodstock, Illinois’ historic Opera House for a concert series known as the Woodstock Mozart Festival. Spanning 3 weekends and presented under the banner of ”Mozart…and More," attendees get a taste of Mozart and other notable composers in these distinct concerts and conversation about the music.
August 4th & 5th - The festival reaches a half-way point next week featuring violin duo Igor and Vesna Gruppman on Bach's Concerto for two Violins... Arnold's Concerto for two Violins, Op. 77... plus Mendelssohn String Symphony No. 9... Grieg's Holberg Suite... and Mahler's Adagietto for Strings and Harp.
August 11th & 12th - The closing weekend of the festival welcomes conductor Arthur Arnold and Alex Klein on oboe in a program that includes Pleyel's Symphony No. 1, Op. 3 in D Major... Mozart's Oboe Concerto... Schubert's Symphony No. 5 in B-flat... and Choro no Capricho, a Brazilian choro version of Paganini's 24th Caprice.
The charmingly restored 1880’s Woodstock Opera House sets a stage reminiscent of Mozart’s day -- with the addition of air conditioned comfort! The intimacy of the hall provides a memorable listening experience from every seat in the house, thanks to a superb orchestra and world class artists. Take your pick of Saturday evening or Sunday afternoon performances during each weekend of the festival, through August 12th. There's ticket information about the Woodstock Mozart Festival in the Events calendar at our website: wniu.org.