Prepared for SNB by guest conductor Maestra Tania.
April 16, 2018
Moncton: Capitol Theatre
April 17, 2018
Fredericton: The Playhouse
April 18, 2018
Saint John: Imperial Theatre
Bravo series concerts are preceded by a pre-concert talk at 6:30pm. Performance begins at 7:30pm.
This delightful Spring concert “A Baroque Banquet” has been prepared for SNB with careful thought given to both the orchestra and the audiences by Maestra Tania Miller.
Works by Geminiani, Handel and Corelli will be prepared and the concert will finish with Mozart’s famous Linz Symphony.
In 2016-2017 Tania Miller celebrates her 14th season as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony in a position that she has occupied with distinction and acclaim. She has been a driving force behind new growth, innovation and quality for the Victoria Symphony, and has gained a national reputation as a highly effective advocate and communicator for the arts. As curator, she has distinguished herself in Canada as a visionary leader and innovator.
On the podium, Maestra Miller projects authority, dynamism and sheer love of the experience of making music. As one critic put it, she delivers “a calm intensity . . . expressive, colourful and full of life . . . her experience and charisma are audible” Others call her performances “technically immaculate, vivid and stirring”.
The Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, (known as the Linz Symphony) was written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart during a stopover in the Austrian town of Linz on his and his wife’s way back home to Vienna from Salzburg in late 1783. The entire symphony was written in four days to accommodate the local count’s announcement, upon hearing of the Mozarts’ arrival in Linz, of a concert. The première in Linz took place on 4 November 1783. The composition was also premièred in Vienna on 1 April 1784. The autograph score of the “Linz Symphony” was not preserved.