Jul 30

Bay Atlantic Symphony Brings Mozart to Borgata’s Music Box

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa continues its special summer series in partnership with Bay Atlantic Symphony on Sunday, August 3 with the symphony presenting two of Mozart’s last works–Clarinet Concerto in A major and Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major–in a concert titled All Mozart

Surprised? Thought Borgata’s summer concerts were all about Sammy Hagar and Lionel Richie?

Don’t be. Borgata has a longstanding commitment to promoting the local arts scene and there’s no better proof than our partnership with South Jersey’s own orchestra the Bay Atlantic Symphony.

Since 2008, Borgata has gone classical with the Symphony and this is our second year presenting Bay Atlantic Symphony Summer Series at Borgata’s Music Box.

The series began in June with a successful performance by the Symphony with renowned pianist Yuja Wang.

It continues August 3rd with this new performance featuring two beloved works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart—a favorite wind concerto and one of his most famous symphonies.

bas_mozartThe program, conducted by Bay-Atlantic Symphony Music Director Jed Gaylin, will feature the orchestra’s principal clarinetist, Christopher Di Santo, in the Clarinet Concerto in A major, K.622.  This concerto, one of the cornerstones of the clarinet repertoire, is one of the last pieces that Mozart wrote and is filled with introspection and profundity.

The concert will also include the composer’s Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K.543. Another late work in Mozart’s lifetime, it is one of his three sublime last symphonies.

Clarinetist Christopher Di Santo has been a participant in music festivals in both North America and Europe, and has performed throughout venues in the United States, Canada, Austria, Germany and Italy.

He joined the faculty of The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey in January 2012 as Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Classical Music Studies in the college’s School of Arts and Humanities.

Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase by calling (866) 900-4849, here, or in-person by visiting the Borgata Box Office.

The summer concert series will conclude with Brahms’ Violin Concerto featuring spectacular soloist Caroline Goulding, along with Verdi’sIVespri Siciliani Overture, Borodin’s In the Steppes of Central Asia and Sibelius’ Finlandia on August 17. Get tickets here.

The Symphony will follow this up at Borgata with its 2014-15 gala spectacular season opener—Broadway A-Z, ABBA to Les Miz on Saturday, September 20, at 8pm. Get tickets here.

Borgata and Bay Atlantic Symphony—partners in art.

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