The OCC Symphony will honor the work of well-known European composers, performing music by Mozart, Rossini, and Ravel on Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Robert B. Moore Theatre.
The Symphony will open the concert with Rossini’s famous overture to his comic opera La Scala di Seta. Of this popular piece OCC Symphony Conductor Maxim Kuzin says “As always, Rossini’s music — composed by the ‘god of opera’ in the first half of the 19th century — is extremely inventive and exciting.”
Next the Symphony will move on to a pair of popular pieces by one of the most famous composers in European history: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
“OCC’s Symphony continues the exploration of Mozart’s heritage,” says Kuzin. “In this concert, our audience will hear the genius’ well-known Symphony No. 40 in G minor. This symphony stands out among the Mozart’s 41 numbered symphonies for being one of the only two symphonies in minor mode while also having the unusual lamenting and even furious character of the first movement.”
Concert-goers also will be treated to a performance of Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra No. 1 in G major, by guest flutist Anastasia Petanova. The prodigious Petanova has degrees from Moscow, Peabody and UCLA.
To finish the evening, the orchestra will perform Ravel’s Pavane Pour Une Infante Défunte (Pavane for a Dead Princess), which the composer described as “an evocation of a pavane that a little princess might, in former times, have danced at the Spanish court.”
Tickets for the symphony run $15 for the general public — $10 for students — and are available on www.occtickets.com or at the door.
This article was released by Orange Coast College.