- General admission to Orchestra Santa Monica’s Happy Birthday Amadeus
- When: Sunday, January 18, at 3:30 p.m.
- Where: Moss Theater
- Door time: 3 p.m.
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- $18 for one ticket (up to $30 value)
- $30 for two tickets (up to $60 value)
The value of this deal is based on regular ticket prices and doesn’t reflect student or senior discounts. Tickets are regularly $25 for seniors, $15 for college students, and $10 for students in grades K–12.
Orchestra Santa Monica celebrates Mozart’s 259th birthday with a concert starring principal oboist Catherine Del Russo, since the fire department wouldn’t allow a cake with an accurate number of candles. One of the most prominent oboists in Southern California, Del Russo has played on film and TV soundtracks and performed around the globe.
- Symphony No. 29 in A Major: The then-18-year-old composer’s high spirits traipse throughout this work—as accessible and elegantly structured as any great pop song. Some high points: the oboe stepping out from the pack to pep up the orchestra in the third movement, and the playfully tiptoeing strings of the final movement, in 6/8 time.
- Oboe Concerto in C Major: Thought lost for centuries, Mozart’s oboe concerto was only rediscovered when an archivist realized his supposed “second flute concerto” was really written for its fellow woodwind. Long considered strange for its lack of high notes, the piece made perfect sense with an oboe, whose burbling good humor and middle range fit the music far better.
- Symphony No. 40 in G Minor: Coming in at No. 33 on London Philharmonic Orchestra’s The 50 Greatest Pieces of Classical Music, Mozart’s instantly recognizable masterpiece has also popped up in pop culture, including on hip-hop act EPMD’s album Back in Business.
Orchestra Santa Monica
They might take the form of a full symphony, a smaller chamber orchestra, a wind quintet, or a parade of tuxedo models. But no matter how you see them, they remain one of the area's most diverse and adaptable ensembles. Established in 2012, Orchestra Santa Monica is dedicated to building a strong community of classical music lovers of all ages. To serve the community at large, OSM creates and shares life-enriching experiences through accessible, educational and inspirational live performances of classical music.