Mozart’s Birthday Anniversary – January 27, 2013
As one genius, Albert Einstein, said of another: “Mozart is the greatest composer of all” and January 27 marks the 257th anniversary of the birthday of this much loved and greatest of composers.
Mozart Woche 2013
To celebrate Mozart’s birthday, world-renowned Mozart conductors, orchestras such as the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, ensembles and a variety of soloists will take part in the week-long Mozart Woche 2013 from January 24 to February 3, 2013.
Concerts will be held at various locations such as the Large Hall of the Mozarteum, at Mozart House, the Large Festival hall and at the Mozarteum University’s Solitär. This Salzburg winter classical music festival has been held since 1956 and is a highlight event for Mozart lovers and fans of classical music.
Highlights of Mozart Week 2013
Some highlights of this year’s Mozart Week include:
- the debut of the newly established Mozart Children’s Orchestra who will perform two concerts. It should be really exciting as the 40 musicians in this ensemble are aged between 7 and 12.
- Mozart’s opera Lucio Silla (concertante) with Rolando Villazón and Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble conducted by Marc Minkowski.
- the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, who have been an integral part at the festivals since 1956, will present the distinguished Maestro, George Prêtre, as well as Gustavo Dudamel and Teodor Currentzis, two of the most renowned young conductors, as well as some outstanding soloists.
To celebrate Mozart’s birthday anniversary, entry to Mozarts Geburtshaus is free on January 27, 2013.
Mozart fans can celebrate his birthday at one of the many concerts in Europe:
Happy Birthday Mozart!