The University of Findlay Orchestra will feature young Mozart’s “Allegro” from his Symphony No. 25 at its annual fall concert on Sunday, Nov. 22. Doors will open at 2:30 p.m. and the performance will start at 3 p.m in Winebrenner Theological Seminary’s TLB Auditorium. The event is open to the public.
Tickets have no cost but are required for the event. Tickets can be obtained at the box office located in the Alumni Memorial Union, by calling the box office at 419-434-5335, or at the door.
Conducted by Thomas Carey, the concert will feature “Allegro” composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart for his Symphony No. 25 and used as the main title music of the American movie, “Amadeus!.” “Allegro” is one of two symphonies Mozart composed in G minor and it is often referred to as the “Little G Minor” symphony. Composed during Mozart’s “sturm and drang” period, “Allegro” is full of expression. The piece was composed in 1773 when Mozart was seventeen. The symphony expresses the characteristics of an entertainer experimenting with his craft.
Other featured pieces will include “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Freddie Mercury and Queen, music from “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “A Kansas Caper”, “Reverie for String Orchestra” and more. Most of the pieces to be performed have an American connection; they are either composed by an American or featured in an American film.
The University of Findlay Orchestra was created in 2009 and includes more than sixty members who range from University students and staff to community members. The orchestra performs twice each year.