Mozart, Haydn & Fung

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Mozart, Haydn & Fung

Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 / 12:00 am
from $22

The Santa Fe Symphony is proud to partner with seven orchestras and universities across the U.S. to co-commission the JUNO Award-winning composer Vivian Fung and her Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra, written for Classical Trumpeter and Gold Medal Global Music Award Winner Mary Elizabeth Bowden. Vivian Fung is the first North American female composer for a female trumpet soloist, and was awarded a New Music USA grant.

The Santa Fe Symphony
Guillermo Figueroa, principal conductor

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Overture to The Magic Flute, K.620

Vivian Fung

Concerto for Trumpet and Orchestra
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet

Joseph Haydn

Trumpet Concerto in E-flat Major
Mary Elizabeth Bowden, Trumpet

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K.551 “Jupiter Symphony”

 

CO-COMMISSIONING CONSORTIUM

Erie Philharmonic
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra
San Diego State University’s School of Music & Dance
The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra
San José Chamber Orchestra
Anchorage Symphony Orchestra
Shenandoah Conservatory
Waynesboro Symphony

 

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Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 / 12:00 am

Details

Date:
January 17, 2021
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Cost:
$22

Venue

The Lensic
211 W. San Francisco Street
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Parking

Paid public parking is available at the Sandoval Municipal Garage, 216 West San Francisco Street (across the street from The Lensic). Additional metered parking is available throughout the downtown area.

Of Note

As he often did, Mozart delayed writing the overture to The Magic Flute until almost the last minute: the premiere of took place in Vienna on September 30, 1791, and Mozart wrote the overture on the 28th. Curiously, though Mozart was pressed for time, he did not base the overture on themes from the opera–his frequent practice–but instead wrote one using entirely new material.  The only part of the opera that appears in the overture are three solemn chords.

Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto of 1796 is not just his finest concerto–two hundred years after its composition, it remains the greatest trumpet concerto ever composed. Trumpets before this time had been extremely limited instruments, able to produce only a few notes in a scale and depending even for this on players’ ability to change pitch by adjusting their lips. In the 1790s, however, the Viennese trumpeter Anton Weidinger invented a keyed trumpet that made the instrument much more flexible.

Mozart’s Symphony in C Major was his last, though there is no reason to believe that he knew when writing it that it would be his final symphony, for a normal lifetime would have allowed the composer several more decades of work. The nickname “Jupiter” was not Mozart’s. It was in use by the early nineteenth century, but its exact origin is unknown, despite many theories. This is, however, one of those rare instances when an inauthentic nickname makes sense–if ever there were Olympian music, this is it.

Mary Elizabeth Bowden, trumpet

Classical trumpeter and Yamaha Performing Artist, Mary Elizabeth Bowden has emerged as a brilliant, young soloist and is highly regarded for her artistry and virtuosity, as well as the clarity, purity and power of her sound. Bowden will release her debut album “Radiance” on Summit Records in April 2015 featuring new American works.

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Guillermo Figueroa, princpial conductor

One of the most versatile and respected musical artists of his generation—renowned as conductor, violinist, violist, and concertmaster—Guillermo Figueroa is the Principal Conductor of The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra & Chorus. He also serves as the Music Director of the Music in the Mountains Festival in Colorado, Music Director of the Lynn Philharmonia in Florida, and is the founder of the highly acclaimed Figueroa Music and Arts Project in Albuquerque.

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Program Notes

Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto is not just his finest concerto–two hundred years after its composition, it remains the greatest trumpet concerto ever composed. Trumpets before this time had been extremely limited instruments, able to produce only a few notes in a scale ...…

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