Mozart goes to Prague
In the second school concert given by the Wiener Symphoniker in the 2014-15 Season, the orchestra and its audience made a musical journey to the Prague of 1787. The concert began with the audience taking an imaginary coach on the long journey from Vienna to Prague. Luckily, there were a couple of instruments in the luggage and musicians on board to entertain travellers along the way! On arrival in Prague, the audience found itself the guests of an academy event to honour Mozart: The orchestra and its maestro came onto the stage and played excerpts from “The Marriage of Figaro”, which was the most well-loved opera in Prague at that time. Following this, the young audience experienced something else that was very special: The “premiere” performance of the Prague Symphony by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart!
The children were closely involved in the entire event – singing and dancing and even participating in the Prague Symphony performance - while of course both orchestra and audience members came in costume. It was indeed a concert experience for all the senses!
Video: Clipfabrik (c) Niki Lappas