Teen Night @ the ASO – May 6
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Franz Josef Haydn became fast friends around 1783, with Haydn acting as a mentor toward Mozart as he musically developed. Haydn was around 52 years old at the time, with Mozart much his junior at about 28 years old. Mozart respectfully nicknamed Franz Josef as “Papa” Haydn, who frequently praised Mozart in letters to his friends. In one letter, Haydn wrote of Mozart,”I have often been flattered by my friends with having some genius, but he was much my superior.” It’s only fitting that the Teen Night @ ASO 2016-2017 season comes to a close with performances of these two Classical composers in the same concert.
Mozart composed Eine kleine Nachtmusik (A Little Serenade)…. otherwise known more generically as A little Night Music as a commission in 1787. Later in life, Haydn traveled from Austria to London, making two notable trips from 1791-1792 and 1794-1795. It was during this second trip that inspired Haydn’s final London Symphony, No. 104. Haydn’s music was the epitome of popular culture in England at this time, making him one of the first successful free-lance musicians in history. Enjoy this final treat of a concert and thank you for participating in the 2016-2017 season for Teen Night @ ASO.
The Wells Fargo Artsvibe Teen Program is proud to provide free tickets for teens to select Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Performances throughout the year. This season Artsvibe is offering free tickets to eleven different concerts. Any teen, ages 13-18, is invited to sign up for a free ticket to hear the musicians perform in Atlanta Symphony Hall. We believe in the powerful impact of live instrumental music and want to give every teen an opportunity to participate in that experience.
On the Program:
Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Stravinsky: Pulcinella Suite
Haydn: Symphony No. 104, “London”
Nicholas McGegan, Conductor
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
Nicholas McGegan, a frequent and welcome guest conductor, returns to lead a program that celebrates the grand tradition of three musical capitals – Vienna, Paris and London. Mozart’s Serenade, A Little Night Music, is one of his most well-known and beloved works. Stravinsky’s delightful ballet, Pulcinella, was inspired by the music of Italian Baroque composer Giovanni Pergolesi. Franz Joseph Haydn’s two visits to London inspired 12 magnificent Symphonies. The Symphony No. 104, “London,” is Haydn’s last, and perhaps his greatest.
***Reserve your ticket in the form below. Deadline to register is Noon, Friday, May 5, 2017.***
This sounds great! Who’s eligible to get a ticket, and how do I reserve one?
Teens (ages 13-18) can reserve up to two tickets for themselves and a guest. Fill out the form below to reserve your ticket.
How do I pick up my ticket for Teen Night @ the ASO?
Tickets will be available for pickup the day of the concert at the Woodruff Arts Center Box Office.
Can I get a ticket for my parent?
Teens can reserve 2 tickets under their names and can bring whomever they would like as a guest. Any additional parents, sibling, etc. interested in attending may purchase tickets at aso.org. Please note, any tickets bought through aso.org will not be in the same section as the teen’s tickets.
Is it general admission? Where will I be sitting?
The tickets reserved seating, not general admission. If you would like to sit with a group of friends, please make sure that you all pick up your tickets at the same time in order to get seats together.
Where do I need to go for the concert?
The concert is at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30309. You’ll head to Symphony Hall for the performance.
Where can I park/get dropped off?
Parking is available in various parking decks around the woodruff Arts Center and typically runs $10-$20 (cash). Learn more about parking here. You can be dropped off/picked up at Calloway Plaza, the roundabout in front of the Woodruff Arts Center. The entrance is off of Peachtree Street.