Hours for January 18th-20th: 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Mozart and the Concerto with Gil Harel

Wednesday, November 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Mozart and the Concerto: Revolution in the Late 18th Century is part 3 of a 4-part Mozart series.

If the early 1780s marked a period of adjustment for Mozart – one which saw him break with Salzburg and marry Constanza Weber – the mid 1780s saw him ascend to the full height of his powers as a composer and dramatist.

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This was the period during which works of unprecedented expressivity and unrivaled genius were produced at a prodigious pace. Despite this, the composer – now approaching his 30th birthday – was still working primarily as a freelancer who lived off of commissions. This paradox puzzled and frustrated Mozart, but did not dim his effervescent creativity. Of the many tantalizing works composed in this era, the composer's concerti are among his most sparkling creations.

About the Presenter

Gil Harel (PhD, Brandeis University) is a musicologist and music theorist whose interests include styles ranging from western classical repertoire to jazz. Previously, he has served on the faculty at CUNY Baruch College, where he was awarded the prestigious "Presidential Excellence Award for Distinguished Teaching," as well as the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in Chengdu, China.

Currently, he teaches at Naugatuck Valley Community College, where he was presented with the "Merit Award for Exemplary Service to the College." At NVCC, Dr. Harel conducts the college chorale, a cappella ensemble, teaches music history and theory, and serves as musical director of theater productions. Outside of teaching, he enjoys staying active as a pianist and vocalist.

Registration Information

Need help registering? Email Adult Programming at apstaff@darienlibrary.org.

This event will take place on Zoom. You will receive an email confirming your registration with a link to join the Webinar after you register for the event.

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