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Jan. 19, 2021

College of Music to broadcast concert celebrating Mozart's birthday

Compilation of faculty performances highlights esteemed composer’s music

Everyone loves a birthday, and Mozart’s is no exception. Music lovers are invited to join the party when MSU College of Music marks the 11th annual celebration of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday with a special video presentation. Viewers can enjoy some of Mozart’s most spectacular works through a rebroadcast of past performances by stellar MSU artists. “Happy Virtual Birthday, Mozart” is free to the public at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 25 on the MSU College of Music Livestream Channel.  
Part of the Joanne and Bill Church West Circle Series 2020–2021 season, the concert video presentation includes outstanding artist-faculty performances of popular works by Mozart. The video features curated works originally performed in the MSU Fairchild Theatre as long ago as 2014 and as recent as 2019. Featured compositions include “Die Zauberflöte Overture” performed by woodwind quintet, “Sonata in D. major for Piano Four-Hands,” “Sonata for Piano and Violin in G. major” and “Organ Solo Mass” performed by choir and orchestra. Performers include MSU artists Dmitri Berlinsky, violin; Jan Eberle, oboe; Michael Kroth, bassoon; Tamar Mikeladze and Deborah Moriarty, piano; Richard Sherman, flute; Corbin Wagner, horn; Guy Yehuda, clarinet; and University Chorale with MSU Chamber Orchestra conducted by David Rayl
The West Circle Series is generously sponsored by Joanne and Bill Church. This video concert presentation is generously sponsored by the Stanley and Selma Hollander Endowment for Chamber Music. 
The MSU College of Music’s special birthday celebration of Mozart will be available for on-demand viewing after the initial broadcast on the College’s Livestream channel. For more information, visit the event page.

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