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Forensic Musicology: Marin Alsop, Didi Balle Collaborate for Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's "CSI: Mozart" at Strathmore and Meyerhoff

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Feb 27, 2014 04:14 PM EST

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.

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TagsWolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Off the Cuff - CSI: Mozart, Marin Alsop, Didi Balle, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, The Strathmore, The Meyerhoff, Amadeus

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