TICKETING: MASTERWORKS AFTER HOURS
Masterworks After Hours
Saturday, January 25 @ 7:30pm
Thayer Academy Center for the Arts
745 Washington Street, Braintree
Tickets: $50 Adult / $45 Senior / $20 Student under 22
Limited reduced Balcony and Value seating also available
Special offer for students and families
Use the chart below to select your seats and tickets.
Or call us at 781-331-3600 to reserve seats for you.
Please call to reserve accessible seating (marked yellow on chart).
Mozart: Overture to The Abduction from the Seraglio
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme
Haydn: Symphony No. 100 “Military”
A masterworks program designed to build (or revisit) your personal “classical library” with thoroughly enjoyable music and give you an insider’s experience. With extended musical commentary by Music Director Jin Kim and an after-party with the orchestra!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart loved the opera house and began composing for the lyric stage when he was 11 years old. The Abduction from the Seraglio (1782) is Mozart’s first Viennese opera, a rescue drama written in the “Turkish” style — which was so popular at the time that some pianos were fitted with a device that added jingles and thumps to the music! This overture is a very theatrical (and fun!) piece to get to know.
Peter (Pyotr) Tchaikovsky loved Mozart’s music and looked back to his era for inspiration for Variations on a Rococo Theme (1877). It is the closest Tchaikovsky ever came to writing a full concerto for cello and orchestra. The music reflects the 18th-century… but isn’t. Instead, it’s exactly what Tchaikovsky wanted it to be: a gorgeous, nostalgic look at the past from a hundred years later.
Like Mozart, Franz Joseph Haydn is one of the most important composers of the classical period, often called “the father of the symphony.” (Unlike Mozart, he became very rich from composing music.) Symphony No. 100 (1794) is called Haydn’s “Military” symphony because of its 2nd movement, where he uses trumpet fanfares with an easy-to-hear melody and introduces percussion instruments not normally used in the orchestra of his time; listen for them!