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American Classical Orchestra Presents 'As the Masters Heard It,' Music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert, Soloist Sherezade Panthaki, Sarah Craft, Marc Molomot, Michael Kelly

By Jaime Prisco j.prisco@classicalite.com on Jan 31, 2015 02:26 PM EST

The American Classical Orchestra will be presenting “As the Masters Heard It” which focuses on music by Beethoven, Mozart and Schubert. World-renowned soloists Sherezade Panthaki, Sarah Craft, Marc Molomot, and Michael Kelly will sing along with The American Classical Orchestra Chorus.

At the show, you can be expected to hear Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 ‘Great’, Mozart’s Mass in C ‘Coronation’, Beethoven’s Egmont Overture and an excerpt from ‘Christ on the Mount of Olives.

In a press release, Thomas Crawford, ACO Founder and Music Director and maestro for the night says "Mozart's Coronation Mass, his most popular and tuneful short mass, is performed by the acclaimed ACO Chorus and guest soloists. The Mass was written in 1779 while Mozart was employed at the Salzburg Cathedral, hence its grandeur. The Schubert 'Great' Symphony No. 9 is thrilling to hear when played on period instruments. The numerous melodies take on an Austrian 'woodsy' flavor when played on early 19th century winds. When Mendelssohn championed the Schubert 9th in Paris and London a decade after Schubert's death, he found that even professional orchestras refused to play it because it was too difficult and fatiguing for their fingers! Beethoven's Egmont Overture, in less than ten minutes of music, exhibits the composer's revolutionary spirit. The dark and brooding minor key of the opening yields to bursts of courage depicting the heroic life of Count Egmont.”

The ACO is currently celebrating its 30th season and is dedicated to performing music from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries. The goal of the ACO is to use instruments and techniques from when the music was written so that the sound can be presented in the way the composer would have heard it in their time.

The show will take place at the Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on March 12 at 8 p.m. Crawford will will give a pre-concert lecture which starts at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets to this event, click here.

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