Event Horizon

Crowning of the Classical Kings

Sunday, Nov 15: Mozart's Coronation Mass

The New Mexico Philharmonic, under the baton of Matthew Greer, begins its Neighborhood Concert Series on Sunday, Nov. 15, at St. John's United Methodist Church with the performance of three very popular, harmonically-related works of Beethoven and Mozart. Eine kleine Nachtmusik (Serenade No. 13 for strings in G major, K. 525)—historically known as Wolfie's most fab composition ever—begins the Aufklarung-era musical musings.

Also on the bill is an early work by Ludwig Van Beethoven. His Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat major is clearly influenced by Mozart, yet imbued with vivid emotional energy and dynamics that reflect Ludwig Van's ascendance as the 19th century approached. Mozart's multi-instrumental masterpiece Kronungsmesse (Mass No. 15 in C major, K. 317) finishes the program. Traditionally performed at services of Thanksgiving, the work is as reverential as it is uplifting. The Coronation Mass, as it is also known, features soprano Ingela Onstad, mezzo-soprano Darci Lobdell, tenor Seth Hartwell and bass Michael Hix. Tickets for this afternoon of evolving Enlightenment aesthetics range from $24-54. The music begins at 3pm. St. John's United Methodist Church • Sun Nov 15 • 3pm • $24-54 • ALL-AGES! • View on Alibi calendar