The Blue Ridge Orchestra Chamber Symphony, led by Milton Crotts, presents “Mostly Mozart,” an afternoon chamber concert showcasing talented local musicians performing works by Mozart and one of the composers he most admired.
Hobart Whitman, principal horn for the Blue Ridge Orchestra, kicks off the program with the rousing Rondo from Mozart’s Horn Concerto No.1. Following that piece, Bradford Malbon, the BRO’s principal flute, will perform C.P.E. Bach’s rarely heard Concerto for Flute in A minor, a brilliant solo piece by the composer of whom Mozart said: "He is the father; we are the children."
After a brief modern interlude of Gershwin’s graceful and enchanting Lullaby, the Chamber Symphony will perform Mozart’s Symphony No. 15 in G major. Written by Mozart in his teens, this lively symphony bursts with his joy, humor, and sparkling wit.
The hour-long program will be presented at 3 p.m. on March 2-3 in Biltmore United Methodist Church (376 Hendersonville Road, Asheville). Tickets ($15 General Admission, $10 Friends of the BRO, and $5 Students) are available online (www.blueridgeorchestra.org) and at the door.