Orchestra Santa Monica will present its third concert of the 2013-14 season on Sunday, March 30, 3:30 p.m., entitled Chamber Orchestra Elegance, featuring music by Mozart, Bach and Handel.
The orchestra under Music Director Allen Robert Gross will be performing this concert at its intimate concert venue at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Santa Monica.
Lovers of the baroque and classical eras will particularly enjoy hearing familiar and unfamiliar pieces by three of the most beloved composers.
The program will feature organist Patricia Maimone performing Handel’s “Organ Concerto Op. 4, No. 4.” This is the first concert to utilize the organ at Mt. Olive Church. Bach’s popular “Brandenburg Concerto No. 1” features hunting horns, oboes and solo violin, played by the virtuoso soloists of the orchestra
The program opens and closes with two early works by Mozart. The “Symphony No. 17” was written when Mozart was a teenager and already shows a thorough mastery of the elegant early classical style. The “Divertimento in D Major, K. 251.” for solo oboe, horns and strings is one of Maestro Gross’ favorites.
“It’s extraordinarily joyful music, full of fun from beginning to end. Mozart must have had a romp composing it,” Gross said in a news release.
More information regarding this event can be found at OrchestraSantaMonica.org or by calling (310) 525-7618.