Concordia Chamber Players Present “The WolfganG”
Tuesday, January 23, 2024.
Violinist, Siwoo Kim. Photo Credit: Contributed.
This February, Concordia Chamber Players concert weekend will include the tradition of a Free Open Rehearsal event on Saturday, February 3, followed by the official “The WolfganG” concert on Sunday, February 4, 2024
NEWSROOM POST: SOLEBURY, PENNSYLVANIA
Solebury, PA – Concordiaʼs second concert of the season will be on February 4th, 2024 at 3PM. Entitled “The WolfganG,” it features music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as well as Igor Stravinsky and Bohuslav Martinů. Mozart was a great “influencer,” pre-social media, touching nearly every composer who followed him and especially the two others featured on the program.
Pictured Above: Che-Hung Chen – viola. Photo Credit: Contributed.
The program will open with Stravinskyʼs Elegy for solo viola. Stravinsky referred to himself as “Mozartʼs continuer” in the context of opera. Since Mozart himself loved and played the viola, it seems fitting to shine a light on the instrument that he often featured so prominently with a performance of this solo piece by Stravinsky. This will be followed by the Madrigals by Bohuslav Martinů which were inspired by Mozartʼs Symphonia Concertante for violin, viola, and orchestra. In addition to also being scored for violin and viola, these pieces share a similar structure with the Mozart work, but are expressed with the unique voice of Martinů. The capstone of this concert will be the Divertimento in E-flat Major, K. 563 by Mozart, a serene and happy work, arguably the one of the most inventive compositions in the limited string trio literature.
Pictured Above: A free concert rehearsal experience with Concordia in 2023 at Rago Auctions in Lambertville, NJ. Photo Credit: Contributed.
Concordia will also present a Free Open Rehearsal on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at 3:30 PM at Rago Gallery (333 N Main St, Lambertville NJ), where the community can enjoy meeting the performers and watching and listening as they prepare for the concert. Seating is limited, so be sure to arrive early. Tickets for the February 4 concert are $35.00.
Artistic Director of Concordia Chamber Players, Michelle Djokic. Photo Credit: Contributed.
Concordia, under the direction of Michelle Djokic, has been bringing professional musicians of the highest caliber to our area for over 25 years.
Elegy (for solo viola) – Igor Stravinsky
3 Madrigals, H.313 (for violin and viola) – Bohuslav Martinů Divertimento in E-flat Major – Wolfgang A. Mozart
Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky was a Russian composer and conductor with French citizenship and United States citizenship. He is widely considered one of the most important and influential composers of the 20th century and a pivotal figure in modernist music.
Bohuslav Martinů was a Czech composer of modern classical music. He wrote 6 symphonies, 15 operas, 14 ballet scores and a large body of orchestral, chamber, vocal, and instrumental works.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a prolific and influential composer of the Classical period. Despite his short life, his rapid pace of composition resulted in more than 800 works of virtually every genre of his time.
Siwoo Kim – violin
Che-Hung Chen – viola
Michelle Djokic – cello
To learn more about “The WolfganG” concert or to purchase tickets, visit Concordiaplayers.org