Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7:30 pm
Sidney Harman Hall,
The Harman Center for the Arts
PostClassical Ensemble, conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Washington Ballet Studio Company
Igal Perry, choreography
with Philip Hosford as Salieri
“It seemed to me that I had heard a voice of God,” says Salieri in Peter Shaffer’s Amadeus, remembering his first, bewildering encounter with the genius of Mozart. The music to which he was responding, “stumbling into the street, gasping for life,” was the hypnotically sublime slow movement of the “Gran Partita” – Mozart’s Wind Serenade in B-flat major. This most famous of all such serenades, for 13 instruments, is the centerpiece of “Mozart, Amadeus, and the Gran Partita,” a one-of-a-kind program including an actor, a wind ensemble, a courtly minuet, and new choreography by Igal Perry.