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A Grand Tour of Europe

Theatre at Mountainview - 28900 124th Ave SE, Auburn

Mozart, Symphony No. 29
Vivaldi, Bassoon Concerto in A Minor, Mona Butler, soloist
Elgar, Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, Mona Butler, soloist
Bizet, L'Arlésienne Suites No. 1 & 2

The program opens with Mozart’s Symphony No. 29, a work influenced by the adolescent genius’ second journey with his father to Italy. Vivaldi composed his Concerto for Bassoon in A Minor around 1734. ASO principal bassoon Mona Butler will solo in this work as well as Elgar’s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra, a beautifully written and sensitive piece that is classically British in style. Bizet’s L'Arlésienne Suites are concert hall favorites—energetic works taken from the incidental music the composer wrote for an Alfred Daudet play. The music is “an introduction to Bizet’s genius for color and melody, and a sample of his sense of atmosphere and theatrical flair.”

Earlier Event: April 25
A Grand Tour of Europe