Friday, February 7, 2020

8 PM

Benjamin Hall

1 hour and 40 minutes
4875 Grandiflora Rd, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418
Single tickets range from $20 - $100

Program Notes

© 2019 Aaron Grad

Mozart’s joyous spirit was irrepressible, even in the most mundane situations, like when he was dashing off party music to celebrate a boyhood pal or kissing up to a rich flutist and his harpist daughter in Paris. It’s no wonder he got along so well with jolly old Haydn, who packed maximal fun into the symphonies he composed for adoring fans in London. Arriaga, the short-lived composer known for good reason as “The Spanish Mozart,” showed off his own frisky humor in an opera composed at 14.

Concert Highlights

  • Guest conductor José-Luis Novo leads the Palm Beach Symphony orchestra in this concert featuring pieces by Mozart and inspired by Mozart.
  • Just like Mozart, Arriaga was a child prodigy and an accomplished composer who died young, and because of this, he was nicknamed "the Spanish Mozart" after he died.
  • Symphony principal musicians Nadine Asin and Kay Kemper perform Mozart's instantly recognizable concerto for flute and harp.


Mozart Symphony No. 35 in D Major
Mozart Flute and Harp Concerto in C Major
Arriaga Overture to Los esclavos felices
Haydn Symphony No. 94 in G Major

What You'll Hear