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Mozart & Salieri / January 18, 2025

“Melody is the essence of music,” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart said. “I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses.” Perhaps no instrument conveys melody quite like the human voice. Join us for this program of music featuring the Coro Lux Oratorio Society choir and soloists in Mozart’s Requiem as well as Rimsky-Korsakov’s mythical tribute to the rivalry between Mozart and Antonio Salieri.

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Symphonie Fantastique

Symphonie Fantastique / November 18, 2023

Returning to the NMPhil stage is 2019 Olga Kern International Piano Competition winner Tetiana Shafran, performing Mozart’s tuneful Concerto No. 23. Drama abounds in French composer Édouard Lalo’s Overture from his opera Le roi d’Ys. The evening ends with the storied and programmatic Symphonie fantastique of Hector Berlioz—a tale of unrequited love and one of the most important works in the orchestral rep. Fabio Mechetti conducts.

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