Forensic Musicology: Marin Alsop, Didi Balle Collaborate for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "CSI: Mozart" at Strathmore and Meyerhoff
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart led a life few composers ever did. Or could. His profligacy in such a short time frame, as well as being a lauded wunderkind, propelled him to stardom.
Of course, he died and was buried in a pauper's grave. So, there's that.
For such a brilliant musician who's work has been studied for some three centuries now, the inner workings of Mozart's brain remain a bit of a mystery (though we do know ol' Wolfie had a thing for scatological humor).
Thus, to try and shed a light on the beautiful mind of Mozart, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will be presenting an exclusive theatrical performance.
Off the Cuff - CSI: Mozart, conducted by Marin Alsop and written/directed by Didi Balle, affords unique, seemingly forensic insights on the genius of the composer, who wrote more than 1,000 works in his 35 years.
Via the BSO's website, CSI: Mozart is a symphonic stage show in two acts featuring a theatrical cast tackling the composer's private life and struggles, his prolific final year and, most importantly, the mystery of his death.
The first performance takes place Friday, February 8 at 8:15 p.m. at Strathmore Music Center.
The repeat, on Saturday, March 1 at 7 p.m., happens at Joseph Meyerhoff Hall in Baltimore proper.
Tickets start at $29--a deal if ever there were one.
Until then, brush up on Amadeus.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.