Thoughts on Mozart’s Coda

To me, the opportunity to perform a masterwork is similar to being allowed to touch a sculpture by a great artist like Michelangelo or Rodin. To feel every texture and contour, tracing your fingers where the master artist made his/her creation; each texture, rise and fall an imprint on eternity. What’s more, if you look deeply enough, there is artistic DNA embedded there. And like a scientist, secrets will be revealed to the performing musician who studies and prepares with patience, focus and openness. Then those secrets soon begin to work their inner magic on the initiate.

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A musical score that weaves through the personal landscape while still clothed in tradition, Mozart’s Requiem is one of those works that is as satisfying both to the audience as well as to the performers–intellectually, emotionally and spiritually. We will preface the massive K.626 with one of Mozart’s other final and fantastically personal choral works, also written in the last months of his life, the ever-so-poignant Ave verum corpus, K. 618. Tender and introspective, it provides a perfect scene-setter to the Requiem.

Yes, I’m excited about this weekend’s performance. I cannot assure that you will be transported to a different plane of existence, but why take the chance that you may miss out? It’s something special! I hope you can join us.

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Mozart’s Coda
Saturday May 19, 2018 7:30 pm

Libby Gardner Concert Hall, Salt Lake City
Julie Wright Costa, soprano, Kirstin Chavez, mezzo-soprano, Robert Breault, tenor, Seth Keeton, bass
Utah Voices, chorus

Mozart Ave verum corpus
Mozart Requiem

Mozart’s Requiem has long been hailed as one of the great masterpieces of western art. To listen to this music is to be transported to a different time and space. Come hear the Salt Lake Symphony, Utah Voices and U of U Faculty Voice Quartet perform this masterpiece, as we bring our season to a close with style and gravitas. It’s a fitting end to a grand season of music.

Tickets: $15.
Available from utahvoices.org, or at the door with cash, check or credit card.

Free Parking for Libby Gardner Hall: 100 South and Wolcott (1450 East)

 

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Sinfonia Salt Lake Announces Concert Season

For Immediate Release:

Sinfonia Salt Lake and Music Director Robert Baldwin are pleased to announce the 2018-2019 season. This season will feature many of the elements that Sinfonia Salt Lake has been known for since it’s founding in 2015: quality music, professional performances and an engaging musical experience. The 2018-2019 season will include favorites by Tchaikovsky, Respighi, Bach and Dvorak, as well as new works by Utah Composers.

Ticket information for all concerts, except the December program, is available at www.sinfoniasaltlake.com. For the December concert, patrons should visit: utahdiplomacy.org

An ensemble of local professional musicians, Sinfonia Salt Lake provides a refreshing face to the local Salt Lake City arts scene. Committed to offering engaging music rarely heard at traditional concerts, SSL offers an eclectic repertoire of music from the Baroque era through the present day shared in intimate concert venues. Sinfonia Salt Lake is proud to partner with Musician’s Toolkit, Utah Council for Citizen’s Diplomacy, the Utah Arts Festival and the Salty Cricket Composers Collective for the 2018-2019 season.

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Sinfonia Salt Lake Concerts for 2018-2019 Season

Monday, September 17: Late Summer Serenades, Melissa Heath, soprano

First United Methodist Church. 203 South 200 East, SLC 7:30 p.m.

  • Antonin Dvorak: Serenade for Winds, op. 44
  • Samuel Barber: Knoxville, Summer of 1915
  • Peter Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings

 

Saturday, December 1: Vivaldi by Candlelight – “Ciao, London!”

Gerald Elias, Guest Conductor. Partnership with the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy. First Presbyterian Church. 12 C Street, SLC 7:30 p.m. For tickets to this performance, please visit utahdiplomacy.org

  • All Baroque program featuring music by Vivaldi, Boyce, Geminiani and more!

 

Monday, January 7: Sinfonia Spotlight, featuring music with a Utah Connection, Celebrating Salty Cricket Composers Collective 10th Anniversary

First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East, SLC 7:30 p.m.

  • Stacy Garrop: Postcards from Wyoming (composed for Sinfonia SL)
  • Mary Lou Prince: Topaz for Koto and Chamber Orchestra
  • Devin Maxwell: Cloudseeding 6 for Bass and Chamber Orchestra (Premiere – collaboration/commission with Salty Cricket Composers Collective)
  • Henry Wolking: Gone Playin’

 

Monday, March 18: Looking Forward, Looking Bach

First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East, SLC 7:30 p.m.

  • Edvard Grieg: Suite from Holberg’s Time
  • J. S. Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 4
  • Igor Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks Concerto
  • Ottorino Respighi: Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 1

 

Bonus events:

Benefit recitals featuring Sinfonia Salt Lake musicians on August 27, 2018 and May 6, 2019 where the ensemble members will partner with a local charity to raise money and awareness for their cause. First United Methodist Church, 203 South 200 East, SLC 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 22, 2019: Utah Arts Festival Composer’s Commission Concert

Salt Lake City Library Auditorium. 4:00 p.m. Free admission.

 

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Photo by Hannah Galli, Inner Art.