Mozart’s Gran Partita

In this ode to chamber music, smaller ensembles of winds, strings, and brass are highlighted through Baroque, Classical, and 20th century masterpieces.

Sunday, Nov 19 | 2:00 PM


Ankush Kumar Bahl Music Director More
Mark Kurtz Organ

Program Info

  • ANDY AKIHO: Petroglyphs from Sculptures

  • GABRIELI: Sonata 19

  • JOHN ADAMS: Shaker Loops

  • MOZART: Gran Partita

A true chamber music extravaganza, this performance begins with Andy Akiho’s Petroglyph, from his stunning 2023 Sculptures premiered this past March at the Holland. An organ interlude then takes you into Gabrieli’s Renaissance-era Sonata 19, a quintessential showcase of intricate writing for brass. Moving swiftly into the 20th century, John Adams’ Shaker Loops is a hypnotic and minimalist work that creates a mesmerizing wash of sound utilizing only the Omaha Symphony string section. Spotlighting the woodwinds to conclude the afternoon, Mozart's Gran Partita charms the listener with its Classical harmonies, playful melodies, and masterful use of a 13-player ensemble of oboes, clarinets, horns, bassoons, and contrabassoon.

Preconcert Talk

Join Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gómez Guillén for highlights of the pieces and insights into the composers featured in this concert. 1:30 p.m. in the north end of the lobby. Don't miss it!

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