The Northport Symphony Orchestra 10th Anniversary Season continues into 2017, featuring music by two famous composers who sought work outside of their birthplace, to varying degrees of success.
George Frideric Handel had a highly successful career in London. The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba sinfonia, from his oratorio Solomon, HWV 67, became so widely popular, that it was featured at the 2012 London Olympics and has become a popular wedding piece as a bride's entrance or exit music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Symphony No. 31 in D major, K. 297/300a, was written when he was a 22 year-old during an unsuccessful job-hunting trip to Paris. It was his first symphony to feature the use of clarinets, since he had them at his disposal in Paris. British musicologist Stanley Sadie notes Wolfgang's father Leopold stated, "to judge by the Parisian symphonies he had seen, the French must like noisy symphonies."
The concert will also feature a performance of Mozart's Piano Concerto #23, K488, with our special guest soloist, Edward Lattari.