Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro Overture Rounds Out Program
Friday, January 31, 8 p.m., First Church of the Nazarene, Pasadena
WHO: Pasadena Community Orchestra, featuring clarinet soloist David Nicholson
WHAT: Free concert features soloist David Nicholson performing Mozart's Clarinet Concerto in A Major, Schumann's expansive Symphony #2, and Mozart's Overture to the Marriage of Figaro.
Enjoy one of the most beloved clarinet concertos in the repertoire and the overture to a delightful opera, together with Schumann's expansive symphony, in a free concert presented by Pasadena Community Orchestra. Clarinetist David Nicholson has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic on its last two international tours, as well as with many Southern California orchestras. Mozart wrote the clarinet concerto as a kind of love poem to the instrument, and it displays the clarinet at its finest. Nicholson is a perfect match for the virtuoso versatility and lovely melodic lines of this concerto. Schumann's Symphony #2, written at the height of Romanticism, is a richly expressive work, pervaded by a sense of epic striving that gives way to a spirit of triumph and jubilation. Mozart's effervescent Overture to the Marriage of Figaro superbly establishes the mood and captures the essence of one of the most delightful and listenable operas in the repertoire. A reception follows the concert, at which audience members will have the opportunity to meet the soloist and the other musicians.
WHERE: In the sanctuary of First Church of the Nazarene, 3700 E. Sierra Madre Blvd., Pasadena (just west of Michillinda Avenue). Ample free parking, wheelchair accessible.
WHEN: Friday, January 31, 2014, 8 p.m.
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