A Requiem for Himself? Mozart's Final Days

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Community Room

Among the many mysteries of Mozart's life, his death undoubtedly constitutes the greatest one. Used as the central plot-line of the award-winning film Amadeus, the death of Mozart has long fascinated scholars and casual listeners alike. During this program we will consider several "late" works, including his final symphony, his clarinet concerto, and finally, his Requiem.

About the Presenter

Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from classical repertoire to jazz and popular music, as well as opera, medieval, and renaissance music. He has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China. Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he conducts the college chorale and serves as musical director of theater productions. Outside of teaching, he enjoys staying active as a pianist and vocalist.

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