600 Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, 90405
12:00pm to 2:30pm
Memorial Day Concert/ Russian Fest
Santa Monica Symphony Orchestra
Guido Lamell, Music Director and Conductor
Jura Margulis, pianist
Rimsky-Korsakov: Russian Easter Overture
Rachmaninoff: Piano C...
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Arvo Pärt both have a reputation for sonic purity and transparency, music that unfolds naturally and effortlessly. Both created works of sublime spirituality that can transcend our daily lives, giving us a glimpse of the infinite.
Come for: Mozart composed his Fantasia, K. 608, for a mechanical clock-organ. Though the intended performance medium was relatively modest, this is an imposing work in three sections, ending with a masterful display of contrapuntal writing.
And more: Annum per Annum is a little suite of seven short movements, composed as part of the celebration of the 900th anniversary of the Cathedral of Speyer in Germany. (The piece was also used in a very different context in the 1998 film The Thin Red Line.)