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Whidbey Island Music Festival: Mozart in Brazil
July 29, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$20
The Whidbey Island Music Festival is delighted to present its twelfth summer season of chamber music concerts. This season will present a wide-ranging series of six performances of four different programs, all on period instruments. The Whidbey Island Music Festival is a beloved annual event that presents great performances of of baroque and classical vocal and instrumental chamber music in relaxed and intimate venues on beautiful Whidbey Island, with repertoire ranging from Monteverdi to Beethoven and beyond. The festival brings the past to life with vivid and moving concert performances on period instruments.
José Mauricio Nuñes Garcia was an African-Brazilian composer who was the grandson of slaves. Born in Rio di Janiero and ordained as a priest, he composed sacred and secular works. He was familiar with and influenced by classical era composers such as Mozart and Haydn. It is fascinating to hear sacred motets by Nuñes Garcia in the context of Mozart’s works. Superstar Reggie Mobley returns to the Whidbey Island Music Festival to sing this very special repertoire.
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