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Feb. 13, 2015
By Alexandra Mortallaro, media relations assistant
The Northwest Missouri State University Symphony will feature Mozart’s “Concerto for Three Pianos” and an arrangement by Hans Kindler of Girolamo Frescobaldi’s “Toccata” during its next concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 17, in the Charles Johnson Theater at the Olive DeLuce Fine Arts Building.
The concert, which is free and open to the public, will feature Northwest music faculty and pianists Dr. Charles Badami, Dr. Anthony Olson and Dr. Ernest Kramer.
“It is a very rare event to hear a three-piano concerto performance,” Kramer said. “As a matter of fact, Mozart wrote only one and most other famous composers did not write any. It is perfect for our music department that all three of the Northwest faculty pianists have the rare opportunity to perform together.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed “Concerto for Three Pianos” in 1776. It is nicknamed “Lodron” because it was commissioned by Countess Antonia Lodron to be played by her two daughters. The concerto is scored for two oboes, two horns, three solo pianos and strings, and it consists of three movements: Allegro, Adagio and Rondo.
The Northwest Symphony, which performs one concert each fall and spring, is open to all students on campus regardless of major. Musical selections range from the Baroque to the Modern periods with a varied mixture of styles. Frequent guest artists include conductors, soloists and featured ensembles.
For more information about music programs and ensembles at Northwest, visit www.nwmissouri.edu/finearts/music/.
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