|Pacific Chamber Symphony|
Saturday, April 14, 2012 08:00 PM
Added by: James Paxson
Community: San Ramon Chamber of Commerce,Livermore Chamber of Commerce,Dublin Chamber of Commerce,Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce,Hacienda Community
Legend has it that George Frideric Handel composed Water Music to regain the favour of King George I. Handel had been employed by the future king before he succeeded to the British throne when he was Elector of Hanover. The composer supposedly fell out of favour for moving to London in the reign of Queen Anne. This story was first related by Handel's early biographer John Mainwaring; although it may have some foundation in fact, the tale as told by Mainwaring has been doubted by some Handel scholars. Another legend has it that the Elector of Hanover approved of Handel's permanent move to London, knowing the separation between them would be temporary. Both were allegedly aware the Elector of Hanover would eventually succeed to the British throne after Queen Anne's death.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart completed his Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, on 10 August 1788. It was the last symphony that he composed. The work is nicknamed the Jupiter Symphony. This name stems not from Mozart but rather was likely coined by the impresario Johann Peter Salomon in an early arrangement for piano.
Handel: Water Music
Mozart: Symphony #41 "Jupiter"
Location: Bankhead Theater, 2400 First Street, Livermore, California
Cost: $7 - $39