- 2012-2013 Season
Franz Joseph HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C - Moderato
Franz SCHUBERT: Symphony #2
Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART: Symphony #41, the Jupiter Symphony
In addition to the symphonies of Schubert and Mozart, BONJ principal cellist Karen Pinoci will play the beautiful moderato movement of Haydn’s lyrical Cello Concerto #I in C Major.
The concert and season closes with Mozart’s Symphony #41,his last and most powerful. While the reason or commission for most of Mozart’s music is documented, nobody knows why Mozart wrote his final three symphonies, but they are each masterpieces in their own way, with the last being a compositional tour-deforce as Mozart tosses themes around the orchestra and throughout the symphony with explosive profusion and energy.
Perhaps the closest friendship among musicians was that between Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Joseph Haydn. BONJ opened its 2012-13 season with Haydn’s Mercury Symphony and will conclude the season with Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony—a work that set a new standard for symphonic writing and remains one of the most beloved and exciting of all symphonies.The concert will open with Franz Shubert’s Symphony #2. While most listeners are familiar with the intense romanticism of Schubert’s last two symphonies, his earlier symphonies are undeservedly less well known. While still a teenager, Schubert wrote some of his greatest songs and several totally captivating symphonies. Though obviously indebted to Mozart and Beethoven (some of the themes of this 1815 symphony are derived from music Beethoven composed for The Creatures of Prometheus), Schubert here shows as well an awareness of the lively magical Italian style exemplified by the popular operas of Gioachino Rossini. At the same time, there are numerous passages in which the music clearly shows the young master approaching the romantic style of his mature compositions.
The concert starts at 3:00 PM, Sunday June 9, 2013 at Dolan Hall, The Annunciation Center, The College of Saint Elizabeth, 2 Convent Road, Morristown, New Jersey.