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North Shore Philharmonic Concludes Season – Featuring Music of Mozart, Suk, and Dvorak

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Two renowned works by Wolfgang Mozart will highlight the program when Music Director Robert Lehmann conducts the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra in the Orchestra’s final concert of the 2023-24 season on Sunday, April 21, at 3 p.m. in Swampscott High School auditorium.

Pianist Sayuri Miyamoto will perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19, and Mozart’s Symphony No. 38, “Prague”, will conclude the program. Also on the program are Antonin Dvorak’s symphonic poem “The Wild Dove” and Joseph Suk’s “Scherzo Fantastique”.

Tickets are available in advance at nspo.org and will be available at the door for $30 and $25 for seniors and students. Children 12 and under are admitted free.

Born in Osaka, Japan, pianist Sayuri Miyamoto has performed throughout the United States in solo and chamber recitals and as soloist since her arrival in Boston in 1988. In addition to her stage performances, she is a teacher and serves on the coaching staff of the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras.

The Piano concerto was written in 1784 and is often called the “second coronation concerto”

according to the understanding that Mozart played it at the coronation of Leopold II in Frankfurt in 1790.

Mozart’s Symphony No. 38 earned the name “Prague” because it was first performed there in 1787. The work is distinguished for its extensive use of wind instruments that marked a major advance in symphonic composition at the time.

Dvorak’s “The Wild Dove” is based on a poem by Czech poet Karel Jaromir Erban that tells the tale of a woman who poisoned her husband shortly before she married another man. Eventually, a solitary dove came to sit at the grave of the dead husband, singing a sad song day after day. The song reminds the wife of her guilt and drove her to take her own life. The composer was renowned for his enchanting “symphonic poems,” an orchestral technique that illustrates or evokes the content of a poem, short story, novel, painting, landscape, or other non-musical source.

This year marks the North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra’s 75th concert season. Staffed largely by volunteer players, the NSPO is committed to providing access to quality music at an

affordable price to communities north of Boston. The Orchestra strives to develop, train and

provide opportunities for young and amateur musicians, while providing a large range of programs covering the full range of symphonic and pops repertoire for a diverse public. For full concert information, visit www.nspo.org or contact info@nspo.org.


WHAT: Spring Concert: North Shore Philharmonic Orchestra, Robert Lehmann, Music Director

Music of Mozart, Dvorak, Suk

WHEN: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: Swampscott High School Auditorium,

200 Essex Street, Swampscott MA

TICKETS: $30. / $25 seniors and students. Children 12 and under free. Available at the door or in advance at nspo.org. MORE INFO: www.nspo.org

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