Friday, October 4, 2013

This Saturday--Pianist Anton Nell Plays Mozart with OMP!

Join the celebration as Oregon Mozart Players returns for its second season in Beall Concert Hall under the inspired leadership of Artistic Director Kelly Kuo.  If you're an OMP regular, we look forward to welcoming you back—and if you're new to OMP, you owe it to yourself to see first-hand how our special blend of intimacy and excitement make us one of the preeminent professional chamber orchestras in the Northwest.
We are thrilled to introduce South Africa-born pianist Anton Nel to Eugene music lovers. Mr. Nel enjoys a remarkable and multifaceted career that has taken him to five continents. Today, in addition to a busy schedule as a concert artist, Mr. Nel heads the Division of Keyboard Studies at the University of Texas at Austin.  (This is the same university where Maestro Kuo serves as Music Director of the opera program.) Mr. Nel  will perform Mozart's "Coronation" Piano Concerto, whose nickname originates from its second performance, when Mozart played it for the coronation of Leopold II as Holy Roman Emperor. We're sure you will agree that Anton Nel's  reputation as a superlative interpreter of Mozart is well-deserved. 

Also on the program is Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet, Op. 73 (later transcribed for chamber orchestra by his student, Rudolph Barschai). Composed in the aftermath of World War II, the events of the preceding years were surely on Shostakovich's mind as he wrote this moving and powerful work. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear it performed live.

Mozart's Overture to La clemenza di Tito completes the program. (Concert order is Mozart Overture – Shostakovich – Mozart Concerto.)

The concert takes place this Saturday, October 5 at 7:30 PM. You can still get tickets at the UO Box Office
 in person or by phone (541) 346-4363, online , or, if not sold out in advance, at the door in the hour before the downbeat. The cost of admission varies from $45 to $15 for adults; K-12 and college-age students can sit in any seat in the house for just $10!

Why not make a full evening of it? We'd love to include you in two free events that take place before and after the concert:

Pre-Concert Talk by Maestro Kuo
Saturday, October 5, 6:45 PM, Thelma Schnitzer Hall (north of Beall  lobby)
Post-concert Reception
Foo Family Lounge (hosted by the Taiwanese Women of Eugene)

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


Special Thanks to our Sponsors

Season Sponsor
The Rosaria P. Haugland Foundation 

Concert Sponsors
             First Allied Securities/Susan Kauble
Anonymous Individual

Soloist Sponsors

 Charles and Leslie Wright

If you'd like to learn more about OMP, order season tickets, make a contribution,
sponsor a concert or a soloist, volunteer, or just have a chat, here's how to reach us:

Executive Director:
Telephone: (541) 345-6648

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