Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: 2012-2013 Classics 2 and 4

cl-lupanuThese concerts from the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra’s 2012-2013 season feature two youthful works by Mozart: one of his five violin concertos (from Classics 2) plus a work often referred to as his “Great” Mass in c minor (from Classics 4). First performed in Salzburg in 1783 on a visit to his home town to introduce Mozart’s new bride to his father and sister, the mass was never completed, but nevertheless remains a titanic achievement of liturgical music scored for large orchestra, soloists and double chorus. The program opens with the overture to Borodin’s unfinished opera and includes the suite from the landmark ballet The Firebird by another great Russian master, Stravinsky (both from Classics 2).

Listen to the entire program: Charlotte Symphony Orchestra: 2012-2013 Classics 2 and 4





Billboard and introduction to Borodin’s Overture to Prince Igor – Lauren Rico





ALEXANDER BORODIN: Overture to Prince Igor

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor





Introduction to Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 – Lauren Rico





WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 5

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

Calin Lupanu, Violin





Introduction to Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird – Lauren Rico





IGOR STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor





Break and Introduction to Mozart’s Mass in C minor – Mike McKay and Lauren Rico





WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Mass in C minor

Charlotte Symphony Orchestra

Christopher Warren-Green, conductor

Oratorio Singers of Charlotte

Karina Gauvin and Mary Wilson, sopranos

Daniel Stein, tenor; Sumner Thompson, baritone





End of the show – Mike McKay and Lauren Rico