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Woodstock Opera House to host Midwest Mozart Festival performance

Violinist Vesna Gruppman and conductor and violinist Igor Gruppman perform as part of the 2014 Woodstock Mozart Festival at Place de la Musique in Barrington Hills.
Violinist Vesna Gruppman and conductor and violinist Igor Gruppman perform as part of the 2014 Woodstock Mozart Festival at Place de la Musique in Barrington Hills.

The Midwest Mozart Festival presents the third performance in its 2018 summer concert series at
3 p.m. Sunday at the historic Woodstock Opera House.

A pre-concert discussion begins at 2 p.m.

Student and group discount tickets are available.

The Woodstock Opera House, which is more than 125 years old and has been restored, presides over the Square and will be an intimate setting for this concert.

Sunday’s program, “Purely Mozart,” features the Midwest Mozart Festival Orchestra performing Mozart’s “Overture to Lucio Silla.” 

Joining the orchestra is acclaimed flute soloist Marie Tachouet, who will present Mozart’s flute concerto. 

The program concludes with Mozart’s celebrated last symphony, “Jupiter.”

Join in the celebration to mark the Midwest Mozart Festival Orchestra’s 32nd season in Woodstock as the area’s only resident professional orchestra.

In an effort to expand its continuing mission of community outreach and youth music education, the organization will collaborate with nine student orchestras in the fall.

More than 500 students from local middle school, high school and area youth orchestras will participate in the program.

To buy tickets or learn about the Midwest Mozart Festival, visit www.midwestmozart.org.

Midwest Mozart Festival Inc. is a nonprofit organization with world-class musicians who have presented concerts at the historic Opera House in Woodstock for the past 32 years.

Besides providing concerts and the cultural experience of fine arts, the group’s mission strives to promote and encourage music education for young McHenry County musicians.

At one point, the festival announced it was closing because of a lack of funds, but the nonprofit formed in summer 2016 to preserve the event.

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