Hidden Classical Gems: Beethoven and Mozart
San Francisco, CA
A rare treat: two great Classical composers, two rarely performed choral gems.
Magen Solomon, artistic director, leads the San Francisco Bach Choir featuring the Jubilate Orchestra in Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, K.339 and Beethoven’s Mass in C.
Though written just 27 years apart, these composers’ sound-worlds are radically different. Mozart’s gorgeous Vespers is full of soaring melodies, clear colors, and lyrical solo writing (including the famous “Laudate Dominum” soprano solo). In contrast, Beethoven’s Mass in C, with its powerful orchestra, daring harmonies, and vigorous choruses, foreshadows the drama of his Ninth Symphony.
Hear these works of genius performed (for the first time in local memory) with an orchestra playing Classical period instruments.
ADVANCE TICKETS ($5 off door price):
General Admission: $30
Senior (age 62+): $25
SPECIAL: Young adults (<30): $10
Youth up to age 18: FREE (printed ticket required)
San Francisco Bach Choir is an auditioned volunteer choir providing the Bay Area with exceptional concerts focused particularly on the music of J.S. Bach, his contemporaries and predecessors, and on rarely heard music of the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Founded in 1936, it is one of the oldest continually performing community choirs in the western United States. The Choir uses a historically informed approach, period instruments, and professional instrumentalists and soloists.