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Barnett & Company Masterworks Series

Mozart and Mahler
Kayoko Dan,conductor
Maria Valdes,soprano
MOZART:Don Giovanni Overture
MOZART:Exsultate Jubilate
MAHLER:Symphony No. 4
Mozart’s Don Giovanni opera is based on the legend of Don Juan, a nice follow-up to the CSO’s Opening Night concert. The opera combines comedy, melodrama, and supernatural elements. Legend tells us that the Overture, written just hours before the premiere, was sight-read by musicians, and received immediate accolades by the audience. Soprano Maria Valdes then joins us for Mozart’s sacred work, Exsultate jubilate, originally written for a castrato. Ending the program is Mahler’s 4th symphony, considered his most accessible with a smaller orchestra and shorter performance time compared to other Mahler symphonies. It opens with flutes and sleigh bells, and concludes with text sung by a soprano, featuring Valdes once again.
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