Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Plays Mozart, Haydn & J.C. Bach
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There’s a pre-concert talk at 7:15pm.
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Marc Schachman, oboe
Danny Bond, bassoon
Haydn: Symphony No. 44 in E minor “Trauer”, Hob.I:44
J.C. Bach: Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon in F major (C 38)
J.C. Bach: Symphony No. 6 in G minor, Op. 6
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
While Mozart is widely regarded as the lyric pinnacle of classical style, he was strongly influenced by those that came before him. He befriended J.C. Bach, youngest son of J.S. Bach, in London when young Wolfgang was on tour as a child prodigy. Haydn became a paternal mentor to the adult Mozart, often playing chamber music and attending concerts together.
From Bach, Mozart borrowed a brilliant texture and from Haydn a wide vocabulary of emotive expression. Feel the musical evolution in this program that features two beloved Philharmonia Baroque wind players – Marc Schachman and Danny Bond – as soloists for J.C. Bach’s Sinfonia Concertante for Oboe and Bassoon. Bach and Haydn’s symphonies draw a direct line to Mozart’s early twenty-ninth symphony, showing his music evolving from the strong influence of his mentors.
About the Ticket Supplier: Philharmonia Baroque OrchestraSan Francisco's Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra has been dedicated to historically-informed performance of Baroque, Classical and early-Romantic music on original instruments since its inception in 1981.
Under the leadership of Nicholas McGegan, its Music Director since 1985, Philharmonia has become "an ensemble for early music as fine as any in the world today" (Los Angeles Times). The Orchestra performs a subscription season in four cities in the San Francisco Bay Area, and is regularly heard on tour in the United States and internationally. In addition to Mr. McGegan, the Orchestra has welcomed eminent guest conductors to its podium including William Christie, Andrew Parrott, Jordi Savall, Gustav Leonhardt, Monica Huggett and Stanley Ritchie.