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San Miguel International Symphony to Stage Mozart Flute Concerto

Antonio Cabrero

By Antonio Cabrero

The orchestra is proud to invite a young virtuoso flautist from Chile, Beatrice Ovalle. Bea studied with Philip Pierlot at the Conservatoire Nationale in Paris. France is known as the world capital of flute, with a long tradition of virtuosos such as Jean Pierre Rampal and his flute of solid gold.

Mozart Flute Concerto in G major, K. 313
Sat, Aug 29, 7pm
Teatro Ángela Peralta
Tickets 350 pesos VIP, 200 general
Available at Teatro Peralta, La Biblioteca, and La Conexión

Mozart was commissioned in 1777 to write three flute concerti for Dutch aristocrat and flautist Ferdinand de Jean. Mozart wrote the first one in G (to be performed), then rearranged a previously composed oboe concerto in D, delivered to de Jean as number two, then excused himself  from writing a third on the grounds of not finding even an hour of quiet time at home. Mozart’s main distraction from work was Mannheim opera singer Aloysia Weber, his new-found love and the sister of Constanze Weber, who actually became his wife.

Franz Schubert wrote his fifth symphony in 1816, and during a period of infatuation with Mozart, he entered in his diary in June 1816, “O Mozart, immortal Mozart, what countless impressions of a brighter, better life hast thou impressed upon our souls.”

Schubert then set out to compose over the next six months his own symphony about Mozart, an impressive feat for someone who already had four previous symphonies and who could write such deep words at age 19.


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