Mozart Serenades

Showcasing the unique and individual sounds of woodwinds, brass, and percussion

What’s Interesting About This Concert

  • In the 1984 movie Amadeus, Mozart’s rival Salieri hears the Gran Partita and famously proclaims, “It seemed to me that I was hearing the voice of God.”
  • The California Symphony returns to the music of American maverick composer Lou Harrison, with Concertmaster Jennifer Cho featured in his mysterious and evocative Concerto for Violin with Five Percussionists.
  • Richard Strauss’ knowledge of composing for wind ensemble was informed by his famous horn-playing father. Serenade was written when the composer was just 17 years old.

Concerts Should Be Fun

Why ask people to behave differently at symphony orchestra concerts than just about all other entertainment experiences? The California Symphony is changing that.

  • Free pre-concert talk begins an hour before the show
  • Bring your drinks to your seats
  • Phones on and silent allowed
  • Clap when you like what you hear

The Program

Richard StraussSerenade

Lou HarrisonConcerto for Violin with Five Percussionists

Wolfgang Amadeus MozartSerenade No.10 (Gran Partita)

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