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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, Oboe Concerto in C major, Horn Concerto in D major, Sinfonia concertante in E flat major – Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Leonard Slatkin – Friday, January 20, 2017, 05:45 PM – Live on Livestream











Experience the magnificence of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in our three-week Winter Music Festival dedicated to the imagination, virtuosity, and influence of classical music's most prolific composer!
— Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Mozart Festival | Concert 1 of 6: Concertante

Detroit: Friday, January 20, 2017, 10:45 AM (EST, GMT-5)

Prior to the #MozartFest: Concertante webcast, Kathryn Libin will speak about Mozart as a Citizen of Europe. (09:45 AM, EST, GMT-5)



Υπό τη διεύθυνση του διάσημου Αμερικανού μαέστρου Λέοναρντ Σλάτκιν, η Συμφωνική Ορχήστρα του Ντιτρόιτ παρουσιάζει την Εισαγωγή από την όπερα «Οι Γάμοι του Φίγκαρο», K.492, το Κοντσέρτο για όμποε σε Ντο μείζονα, K.314, το Κοντσέρτο για κόρνο σε Ρε μείζονα, K.412, και τη Συμφωνία κοντσερτάντε σε Μι ύφεση μείζονα, K.364, του Βόλφγκανγκ Αμαντέους Μότσαρτ. Συμπράττουν οι σολίστες Alex Kinmonth (όμποε), Scott Strong (κόρνο), Yoonshin Song (βιολί) και Eric Nowlin (βιόλα).

Η συναυλία, διάρκειας δύο ωρών, θα πραγματοποιηθεί στο πλαίσιο του Φεστιβάλ Μότσαρτ (#MozartFest), στην αίθουσα συναυλιών Orchestra Hall στο Max M. Fisher Music Center στο Ντιτρόιτ των Ηνωμένων Πολιτειών, την Παρασκευή 20 Ιανουαρίου 2017, στις 5:45 μμ (ώρα Ντιτρόιτ: 10:45 πμ), και θα μεταδοθεί ζωντανά από το Livestream.

Μία ώρα πριν τη συναυλία, παρακολουθήστε τη διάλεξη της Kathryn Libin, «Ο Μότσαρτ ως πολίτης της Ευρώπης».



Mozart as a Citizen of Europe

Learn more about the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during these preconcert lectures by Mozart Festival Scholar-in-Residence Kathryn Libin.

Friday, January 20, 2017, 04:45 PM (EET, UTC+02:00)




MOZART FESTIVAL | JANUARY 19 - FEBRUARY 5, 2017

Concert 1 of 6

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

♪ Overture to The Marriage of Figaro, K.492 (1786)

♪ Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314 (1777)

i. Allegro aperto
ii. Adagio non troppo
iii. Rondo: Allegretto

Alex Kinmonth, oboe


♪ Horn Concerto in D major, K.412 (1791)

i. Allegro
ii. Rondo. Allegro

Scott Strong, horn


♪ Sinfonia concertante in E flat major, K.364 (1779)

i. Allegro maestoso
ii. Andante
iii. Presto

Yoonshin Song, violin
Eric Nowlin, viola


Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Leonard Slatkin

(HD 720p)

Live from Orchestra Hall, Max M. Fisher Music Center, Detroit

Friday, January 20, 2017, 05:45 PM (EET, UTC+02:00)
[Detroit: Friday, January 20, 2017, 10:45 AM (EST, GMT-5)]

Live on Livestream



Maestro Leonard Slatkin welcomes everyone to Mozart Festival in style and leads the DSO in Mozart's Overture to The Marriage of Figaro. (HD 1080p)


Le Nozze di Figaro, ossia la folle giornata (The Marriage of Figaro, or The Day of Madness), K.492, is a comic opera in four acts composed in 1786 by Mozart, with an Italian libretto written by Lorenzo Da Ponte based on a stage comedy by Pierre Beaumarchais, La folle journée, ou le Mariage de Figaro. The opera was the first of three collaborations between Mozart and Da Ponte; their later collaborations were Don Giovanni and Così fan tutte. The Overture to the Marriage of Figaro was written just a couple of hours before the opera's premiere. Unusually, it does not quote any music from the opera itself.

Wolfgang Mozart's Oboe Concerto in C major, K.314, was originally composed in 1777 for oboist Giuseppe Ferlendis, then reworked by the composer as the Flute Concerto in D in 1778. The Concerto is a widely-studied piece for both instruments and is one of the more important concerti for the oboe. The score calls for a standard set of orchestral strings, two oboes, and two horns in D/C. The work is in three movements and lasts about 20 minutes.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart started his Horn Concerto No.1 in D major in 1791. Most unusually, it is a concerto in two movements, with each one receiving a particular catalogue number, according to the Köchel classification (K.412 and 514). It is the only horn concerto by Mozart to be in the key of D major and due to its short length it is usually performed accompanied by the other three horn concertos (which are all in E flat major). It was the last of his horn concertos to be finished, and in general lines it is less demanding for the player, which many see as a nod to the hornist that would premiere it: Joseph Leutgeb, a good friend a Mozart whose technical capabilities were reduced by his advanced age. Also presumably dedicated to Leutgeb were many Italian double-entendres present in the manuscript score, a display of Mozart's bizarre humor. It has been demonstrated that the final version of the concerto is actually a completion by Franz Xavier Süssmayr (Mozart's pupil who also wrote the most frequently performed completion of the Requiem). Süssmayr greatly deviated from Mozart's sketches, even inserting a plainchant melody which the composer had copied, presumably for using in the Requiem.

The Sinfonia Concertante for violin, viola and orchestra in E flat major, K.364, was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. At the time of its composition in 1779, Mozart was on a tour of Europe that included Mannheim and Paris. Mozart had been experimenting with the sinfonia concertante genre and this work can be considered his most successful realization in this cross-over genre between symphony and concerto. The average performance time of the three movements of this piece is half an hour.


Alex Kinmonth (Principal Oboe, DSO member since 2015)

Alex Kinmonth has recently been appointed Principal Oboe of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra by Leonard Slatkin and can be heard on the DSO's most recent recordings of Tchaikovsky's Symphonies 1, 2, 4 and 6. He is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Nathan Hughes of the Metropolitan Opera.

Alex has substituted in the Metropolitan Opera on both oboe and English horn and in the Charleston (SC) Symphony Orchestra. This summer Alex participated in the Mainly Mozart Festival in San Diego CA, and the Tanglewood Music Festival in Lenox, MA. In previous summers he has attended the Music Academy of the West, the Round Top Institute, and the Aspen Festival, where he received a fellowship in 2014. He also participated in the prestigious New York String Orchestra Seminar at Carnegie Hall in 2013.

Alex is a winner of the Professional Musicians Club of Boston's award for "Outstanding Achievement". During his time in New York, Alex performed operas, orchestral works and new music with the Juilliard Orchestra and New Juilliard Ensemble, working with noted conductors such as James Levine, Kurt Masur, and Jaap Van Zweden.

Alex grew up in a musical household in Carlisle, MA, choosing to play violin at age 5 and oboe at age 9. From a young age, he has pursued orchestral, solo and chamber music interests, playing with the Boston Youth Symphony, the New York Youth Symphony, and winning awards from the Massachusetts Instrumental and Choral Conductors Association, Philharmonic Society of Arlington, and Concord (MA) Orchestra. His former teachers include John Ferrillo and Laura Ahlbeck.

Although music is the main focus of Alex's life, he also enjoys a balance of athletic, social, and academic interests. He participated in the 2010 National Junior Olympics for fencing, and enjoys soccer and downhill mountain biking. He is also the winner of a National Gold Key Award in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards' Short Story category.


Yoonshin Song (Concertmaster, Katherine Tuck Chair, DSO member since 2012)

Acclaimed as "a wonderfully talented violinist... whose sound and technique go well beyond her years", Yoonshin Song was born in South Korea where she began her musical studies at age five. Making her solo debut with the Seoul Philharmonic at age 11, she has since built a successful performing career throughout Korea, the United States and Europe.

Yoonshin earned many prestigious prizes throughout her career. Some highlights include top prize awards in international violin competitions such as the Wieniawski (Poland), Lipizer (Italy), Henry Marteau (Germany) and first prize at the Stradivarius International Competition in the U.S. In her native South Korea, Song has won virtually all the major national competitions. In addition, Yoonshin has received the David G. Whitecomb Foundation Award and the Korean Minister of Culture's Award.

Since giving her debut recital after winning the Jeunesses Musicales Competition in 1999, she has been sought after as a recitalist performing throughout Korea, the United States and Europe to great acclaim. As a soloist she has performed with many orchestras around the world, including the Detroit Symphony, the Houston Symphony, the Utah Symphony, the P. Constantinescu Philharmonic Orchestra, Bayreuth Festival Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Philharmonic Orchestra and Korean Baroque Chamber Orchestra.

Yoonshin has participated both as a soloist and as a chamber musician in numerous music festivals: Marlboro Music Festival, Verbier Music Festival, Deer Valley Music Festival, the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Perlman Music Program, Miyazaki Chamber Music Festival in Japan and Bayreuth Festival in Germany.

Yoonshin earned her Master's degree and Graduate Diploma under the tutelage of Donald Weilerstein at the New England Conservatory and completed the Artist Diploma and Professional Study programs at Manhattan School of Music, where she studied with Robert Mann and Glenn Dicterow.

Since 2012, Yoonshin has been the Concertmaster of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and has enjoyed close collaborations with inspiring guest artists such as Gil Shaham, Joshua Bell and Jamie Laredo among others.

Yoonshin currently plays on a 1707 Vincenzo Rugeri violin on loan to her by a generous sponsor in Michigan. She teaches at the University of Michigan.


Leonard Slatkin conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
(Photo by Fabrizio Costantini)

















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