Monday, November 28, 2016

Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg

11-28-16 SHORT HILLS: Today was warm enough for me to get out in the yard and do some cleanup from the windy weather of last week. The wind and rain left the yard and shrubs littered with deadfall. We’re supposed to get rain again over the next few days and more wind.

Yesterday we had a treat. We went to an afternoon concert at NJPAC and heard the Mozarteum Orchestra of Salzburg do three of our favs. They opened with Mozart’s, ‘Jupiter’ Symphony in C Major and continued with his Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat. Radovan Vlatkovic was the soloist. After intermission, they played Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 in A Major.

The orchestra is small compared to, say, the Philharmonic, but enthusiastic and led by a young and energetic Conductor, Matthew Halls. They looked like they were having a great time and responded to sustained applause with an encore. When’s the last time anyone saw that at Geffen Hall?

Prudential Hall at NJPAC has great acoustics and is an easy 20 minutes from home.

Intermission at NJPAC, there are people on that top level.

Enough applause for an encore - Beethoven's 'Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus'.

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