Friday, November 6, 2020

Mozart's Jupiter Featured In This HSO Concert

The fetching Mrs. Sheralyn and I will be blessed once again to be one of the small number of patrons [small number because of Covid] attending Jones Hall in Houston, Texas, to hear our world class Houston Symphony Orchestra on Saturday night.  This will be a concert to look forward to for two reasons.  It features one of my favorite Mozart symphonies, his final symphony #41, aka "Jupiter"; and the second reason we are looking forward to this concert is our wonderful principal Timpani, Leonardo Soto, will be soloist in Fischer Symphony With Eight Obbligato Timpani. 

Leonardo Soto, Principal Timpani - Houston Symphony Orchestra

This from the Houston Symphony Orchestra website: "The Houston Symphony performs Mozart’s brilliant final Symphony, Jupiter, under the baton of Nicholas McGegan. Plus, Principal Timpanist Leonardo Soto performs the grandfather of percussion concertos, and the Symphony performs a work by one of the most remarkable figures of 18th century music, Chevalier de Saint-Georges."

Mozart's Symphony #41 would be the final Mozart Symphony.  It was  scored in the bright key of C-Major, with four movements: 1. Allegro Vivace; 2. Andante Cantabile; 3. Allegretto; and 4. Molto Allegro. This is Mozart's longest symphony in length and [from Wikipedia]: "The work is nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony, likely coined by the impresario Johann Peter Salomon." 

Please turn up the volume and play in full screen and enjoy Mozart's final great symphony-The Jupiter.  

Note: While we will be seeing guest conductor, Nicholas McGegan, leading our Houston Symphony Orchestra, this video, ironically has our dynamic young director of the HSO, Andres Orozco-Estrada, leading the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra.

W.A. Mozart: Symphony #41 in C-Major, "Jupiter"

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