2022 Miami Residency Mozart & Dvořák

Event Information

  • Dates: January 28-29, 2022 Tickets Available

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra Franz Welser-Möst, conductor

  • Venue: Knight Concert Hall, Adrienne Arsht Center Miami, FL

About the Music

MOZART Symphony No. 36 “Linz”

WALKER Lilacs (for voice and orchestra)

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Music for lovers of the natural world. Dvořák was a gardener, and loved to roam through the fields and woods surrounding his home in southern Bohemia. The tone of his Eighth Symphony is one of bucolic euphoria, the sheer joy of being alive in a world of natural wonders, filled with birdcalls and dance tunes.

The performance opens with Mozart’s Linz Symphony, widely regarded as one of his great mature symphonies. Mozart and his wife Constanze were passing through Linz while travelling from Salzburg to Vienna when they were invited by an old family friend, the Count Thun-Hohenstein, to stay for several days and give a concert. Mozart was unprepared, so he composed this symphony in six days, and the resulting work is Mozart at his best — wittily elegant and dazzling. Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Lilacs is a setting of a poem by Walt Whitman, “When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd,” a poignant elegy to President Abraham Lincoln.

 

Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
Franz Welser-Möst, conductor
Latonia Moore, soprano