That magnificent Mozart! love fest for Valentine’s Day

Jan 22, 2014

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the Everett Philharmonic, conductor Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs, and soloist Dr. Gina Gillie on horn.

“That Magnificent Mozart” concert program is slated at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, at the First Presbyterian Church, 2936 Rockefeller Ave., Everett.

Pamper that special someone with an elegant concert performed by the Everett Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Dr. Paul-Elliott Cobbs.

This tantalizing program features Mozart’s virtuosic “Horn Concerto No. 3” showcasing hornist Dr. Gina Gillie, professor of music at Pacific Lutheran University.

A work requiring great proficiency and skill, this performance will infuse listeners with an unconditional grasp of Mozart’s elegance and fervor.

“The genius of Mozart is unsurpassed,” Cobbs said. “He is undoubtedly one of the greatest composers who ever lived.”

The intricacy, yet transparency of his music makes it easy to learn, but it requires great facility to perform convincingly.

Opening with the celebrated “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,” one of Mozart’s most well-known works, this masterpiece of a serenade will delight the audience.

Its flair for the dramatic has provided many opportunities for this work to be used in movies such as “Alien,” “Batman” and “Charlie’s Angels.”

However, its grace and eloquence are clearly the engaging factors that will leave audiences humming the melodies long after the performance ends.

The elegant form, skillful instrumentation and contrasting emotions of Mozart’s “Symphony No. 40” will provide an inspiring finish to the program.

Crafted with power and grace, this beloved work embodies all of the hallmarks of a work of art, while maintaining an ease of listening.

Described by many as graceful or lighthearted, others say it’s a work of passion, violence and grief. Either way, it has something for everyone.

Tickets are priced at $25 each. Seniors and students are just $20. Add a romantic dinner, and you have the perfect early Valentine’s gift!

Festival seating—so come early. Doors open at 2:15 p.m. Tickets are available online at www.everettphil.org. Or call 206-270-9729.

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