Summer Mozart Festival 2022

presented by the W. A. Mozarteum

Celebrate the magic of Mozart with this spectacular Summer Festival of four delightful concerts!

This Festival brings to life the musical world of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most loved of all composers. Enjoy a variety of his music, complemented by works by his contemporaries, with readings from Mozart's own letters and other contemporary sources.

The four varied programmes feature music by Mozart ranging from a sparkling symphony composed by the teenage genius, a quartet arrangement of "The Magic Flute," and his magnificent concerto for flute and harp, performed by the W. A. Mozarteum with Perth's finest musicians.

We explore Mozart's tumultuous visit to Paris in 1778, including his controversial meeting with Giuseppe Cambini and his fruitful association with the noble Guines family who inspired Mozart's concerto for flute and harp, featuring performances by harp soloist Yi-Yun Loei, and the Cambini Quintet.

Artists include principal players from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the Festival is directed by flautist Dr. Emily Gunson, who has performed for the Mozart Gesellschaft Kurpfalz in Mannheim, Germany.

Concert One: "Mozart's Magic Flute"

3pm Sunday 16 January 2022

Callaway Auditorium
University of Western Australia

Our enchanting journey commences with a performance of Mozart's beloved opera "The Magic Flute" (K.620), in an elegant contemporary arrangement for quartet, made by Franz Heinrich Ehrenfried (1747-1828) shortly after Mozart's death.

Artists

Emily Gunson – flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
Alex Brogan - viola
Nicholas Metcalfe - cello

Concert Two: "Cambini Quintet"

3pm Sunday 23 January 2022

Callaway Auditorium
University of Western Australia

In Paris in 1778 Mozart crossed paths with Italian maestro Giuseppe Cambini (1746-1825). Although Mozart's descriptions are tinged with envy and rivalry, Cambini was nevertheless renowned as a successful innovator in the field of music for wind instrumenst, and he composed the earliest known works for wind quintet, published in Paris in 1801.

This programme presents Cambini's Quintet no.1 in B-flat major, complemented by earlier woodwind works by Mozart, performed by the Cambini Quintet.

Artists

Emily Gunson - flute
Esther Lee - oboe
Clare Waters - clarinet
Natalya Czernicziw - bassoon
Tahlia Denn – French horn

Concert Three: "Mozart's Magic Harpist"

7pm Thursday 27 January 2022

St Cuthbert's Anglican Church
Darlington Road (cnr Hillsden Road), Darlington

Celebrate Mozart's exact birthday (27 January 1756) with this intimate soiree in the serene setting of St Cuthbert's Church in the Perth Hills, featuring exquisite chamber music for harp, flute and cello.

Setting the scene for Mozart's meeting with harp virtuoso Marie-Adrienne de Guines (1759-1795) in Paris in 1778, this programme includes works by her teacher Jean-Baptiste Krumpholtz (1747-1790), complemented by a trio by Mozart (K.376) arranged by the harpist Johann Georg Heinrich Backofen (1768-1830).

Artists

Yi-Yun Loei - harp
Emily Gunson - flute
Michael Gol
dschlager - cello

Concert Four: "Magnificent Mozart"

3pm Sunday 30 January 2022

Callaway Auditorium
University of Western Australia

The Festival concludes with a magnificent pair of works by Mozart. First, his Symphony no.15 in A major (K.114), composed in Salzburg in 1771, at the age of 15. This extraordinary masterpiece is lively and effervescent, as well as dramatic and expressive.

The finest work to result from Mozart's visit to Paris in 1778 was his Concerto in C major (K.299) for flute and harp, with strings and pairs of oboes and French horns. It was composed for the Duke of Guines and his daughter, and in his letters Mozarts describes his interactions with this noble pair, who played the flute and the harp respectively at a truly professional level.

This much loved work combines graceful lyricism with sparkling b rilliance, ensuring a perfect conclusion to the Festival.

Artists

Yi-Yun Loei - harp
Emily Gunson - flute
Zak Rowntree - violin
K
ylie Liang - violin
Alex Brogan - viola
Benjamin Caddy - viola
Nicholas Metcalfe - cello
Elizabeth Browning - double bass

Tresna Stampalia - flute
Esther Lee - oboe
Jane Blanchard - oboe
Tahlia Denn - French horn
Catherine Gunson - French horn

Admission

Tickets to each concert are $39 / $34 concessions & seniors.
Reserved numbered seating, so advance booking is recommended.

Bookings should be made by phone, with payment via credit card, internet banking, or cheque / postal order. Door sales will be available on the day unless sold out.

In the event of a forced cancellation, the concert(s) will be re-scheduled, and bookings will be automatically carried over.

Bookings & enquires phone 9574 1591.

Fan mail

”What a delighful beginning to the Mozart Festival! Thank you so much for all that you do. We are indeed a fortunate audience, when there is so much unrest in the world - to be able to be transported in those two hours, into a magical place - I just loved the Magic Flute!! Can't wait until next Sunday!" Yvonne, from City Beach (Concert, 16 January 2022)

”Thanks to you for your sparkling concerts in January 2022!" Julie, from North Fremantle (Concerts, 16 & 23 January 2022)

”There certainly was a 'wow' factor when you made your way into the Auditorium yesterday - and you brought us a 'wow' afternoon of Mozart - sheer delight! Each of the concerts brought such diverse insights into Mozart's life - one marvels at the brilliance of his music, bringing together the strings, woodwinds, brass, into such wonderful works - the inspiration - such genius! Into the mix yesterday we enjoyed the exquisite addition of Yi-Yun Loei on harp. I had goosebumps in the Andantino! I am sure you felt the appreciation of your audience - although we were all 'masked up' and you could not see the happy faces!" (Mozart, Flute & Harp Concerto)" Yvonne, from City Beach (Concert, 30 January 2022)

Thank you so much for organising and performing all the wonderful concerts, especially in these uncertain times. Much of your music was new to me, and so beautiful. All the musicians, so talented and accomplished - I can still hear Zak’s exquisite violin in Mozart’s 14th symphony (K.114), the second movement in particular, so expressive and sweet. Thank you to John for the well researched and presented narration - I think I now understand the story of the Magic Flute! Congratulations to all involved, and hopefully we can look forward to more of your inspiring and brilliant concerts!" Anne, from Helena Valley (Concerts, 16, 23 & 30 January 2022)