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Mendelssohn, Mozart and More

Join us as we celebrate two of the greatest geniuses in music history. Both Mendelssohn and Mozart died far too young, but left us with some of the most beautiful, haunting, and memorable music of all time. And you will not want to miss our guest artist prodigy, Kevin Miura—what a special treat for all of us here in Adrian to witness this young musician's budding artistry.

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Program Notes

PECK: Signs of Life II

Mr. Peck, a product of the Detroit music scene in the 60s, credited "Motown and Mozart" as his primary musical inspirations. Known for his works for winds and percussion as well as strings, his compositions for orchestra have been performed thousands of times by hundreds of orchestras all over the world.

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MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor

The concerto is novel in that it opens with the violin entering immediately, rather than following an orchestral preview as was typical of Classical-era works. The finale is a dazzling display of virtuosity in which the soloist covers the whole instrument and ends in a high E flat that sends the listener soaring.

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MOZART: Symphony No. 40

The Symphony No. 40 is one of only two composed in a minor key. Listeners in Mozart's day regarded certain keys as closely connected to mood or emotion. Somber feelings were attributed to minor keys in particular, and very few works at that time were written in minor keys.

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Kevin Miura, violin

PECK: Signs of Life II

MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E Minor

MOZART: Symphony No. 40

Saturday, 03/25/2017 8:00 PM

Dawson Auditorium, Adrian College

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