Harmonia Orchestra & Chorus: Unfinished
$25 ($10 concession; students/ages 5-18 free)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — Requiem in D minor, K. 626
Two masterpieces left unfinished by their composers, each of whom died at tragically young ages (Schubert at 31, Mozart at 35).
The story of Mozart's Requiem is well known: the composer, desperate for funds, was compelled to accept the commission from a mysterious Austrian nobleman who hoped to pass the piece off as his own. Alas, Mozart would not live to complete the work himself, a task that fell to his student Franz Xaver Süßmayr. (Ironically, Mozart's widow hoped to pass off the completed Requiem as authentic Mozart.)
Many completions of Mozart's Requiem now vie for supremacy, but Süßmayr’s has the advantage of having been made in collaboration with the dying Mozart himself. However, it was another composer who took upon the spiritual mantle of Mozart's music: Franz Schubert, who, tragically, would also leave a great work incomplete, the now-beloved Symphony in B minor.
Attending online: This concert will be simulcast online. A livestream-only option is available for purchase, and everyone who purchases an in-person ticket will receive the livestream link in case their plans change prior to the concert. The streaming link will remain available for several days after the performance.
Attending in person – COVID-19 Protocols: Harmonia musicians are all fully vaccinated and those performing without masks undergo testing prior to each performance. We ask that in-person audience members be fully vaccinated and request that they wear masks while in our performance spaces. (These policies are subject to change throughout the season based on local health guidelines and mandates, as well as the policies of the venues at which we perform.)