November 2, Mozart Impresario Overture, Vivaldi concerto for 2 Oboes, RV 535, and the Beethoven Symphony No. 2
February 22, Beethoven Zapfenstreich March, Barber Adagio for Strings, Haydn Symphony No. 94 (Surprise)
April 26, Mozart, Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Respighi Ancient Airs and Dances, Suite I, Mendelssohn Sym. No. 4 (Italian)
Free outdoor performance at the Ogden Farmer’s Market this Saturday Sept 28, 11:00. Season tickets will be sold, free magnets will be given away.
Preparations for our concert performance of Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte on are almost complete. The singers are fantastic, and truly capture the essence of their roles even without staging.
The opera will be performed August 23 and 24, both at 7:30 pm, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (261 S 900 E). Please note this is a venue different from the orchestra’s usual home at Ogden’s Union Station.
Cosi is the final opera in the trilogy resulting from the partnership between Mozart and librettist da Ponte (Mozart sought out the more famous da Ponte, not the other way around). The trilogy — which also includes Don Giovanni and Marriage of Figaro explores heady issues like class differences, love, and deception, all the while never taking itself too seriously. Sometimes comedy is the best medium for getting a serious point across.
The title of this opera might a little explanation: in English, Cosi fan tutte translates roughly to “they are all like that.” But, the gendered construction of the Italian makes it actually mean “Women are all like that.”
If you’d like to come see what Mozart and da Ponte had in mind, we would love for you to join us at 7:30 on Aug 23 & 24 at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (261 S 900 E). Tickets are $10 per person; less for couples and families.
Chamber Orchestra Ogden will be teaming up with a group of outstanding singers to present a concert version of Mozart’s comic opera Cosi fan tutte. Click here for the cast list and bios. Tickets are $10 per person, $15 per couple, $25 per family (children 8 and over, please).
Mozart’s hilarious opera about love and deception will be presented without acting and scenery; the arias will be in the original Italian and the recitatives (dialogue) will be in modern English. Click here for a synopsis and here for a complete performance (on youtube) from the Glyndebourne festival.
There will be two performances, August 23 and 24, both at 7:30 pm. They will take place at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Salt Lake City (261 S 900 E).
Our friends at Indie Ogden have published a review of our 4/27 concert, which featured works by Rossini, Verdi, and Saint-Saens. You can read it here.
The Chamber Orchestra Ogden Summer Festival is scheduled for June 22, 2013, at Ogden’s Union Station. There will be food and craft vendors, family-friendly fun, and of course music by the orchestra and some of its friends. Check back often for more details.
Our next concert will be April 27 at Ogden’s Union Station, 7:30 pm.
We’ll be playing Rossini’s Overture to The Italian in Algiers, the Prelude to Act III of Verdi’s La traviata, and the Saint-Saëns Second Symphony.