III. CLASSICAL CORONA : Symphonic Zenith ~ chamber orchestra
Where: First Church of Christ, Scientist, Central Park West at 68th St.
When: Saturday, March 7th at 7:30 pm
The zenith of the classical symphony, from the late 18th century into the turn of the 19th century, serves as the musical crowning of the Age of Enlightenment. Looking to Mozart and Haydn as paradigmatic, composers crafted music that was internally more complex, bringing the symphony to new creative heights. Not yet eclipsed by 19th-century Romanticism, works by the young Felix Mendelssohn, Christoph Willibald Gluck, Antonio Salieri, and Thomas Arne represent the golden age of the Classical era. (2 hours - with intermission)