“Mostly Mozart” is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the historic Sauk Centre Band Shell at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 7, at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School Auditorium in Long Prairie, at 7 p.m.
The concert will begin with a time-honored concert opener entitled “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.” The 20-minute work for strings can possibly be considered Mozart’s most readily recognizable sets of melodies. This piece sets the tone for an evening of music, complete with a full compliment of musical moods.
Next, the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra (LPCO) will perform a wind serenade, by the rest of the orchestra’s musicians. Most wind serenades by Mozart include three to four movements, so it is likely that the first half of the concert will have a full length.The second half of the concert will highlight the entire Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra teaming up with violin soloist Andrew Sords.
Sords will return by popular demand after appearing with LPCO in August 2012. After conversations for two years, the timing has worked out for Sords to fit the LPCO into his already busy performance schedule. The LPCO will perform the entirety of “Concerto in A Major for Violin and Orchestra” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Context will be prepared and delivered with a pre-concert lecture entitled, “Mozart: the man and his music.” Explanation and insight will be presented as to why Mozart has long been and will continue to be one of the largest GIANTS of Western Music.