Program Notes - Mozart
October 17, 2017
6:30 - 8:30
Symphony Space - The Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater
Symphony Space - 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Join Dr. Jeffrey Langford, Chair of the Music History Department and Assistant Dean of Doctoral Studies at Manhattan School of Music as he discusses Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro; Symphony No. 36 “Linz;” and Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra in anticipation of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s engagement at Carnegie Hall on October 25, 2017.
Dr. Jeffrey Langford received his Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined the music history faculty of Manhattan School of Music in 1982, after teaching at Skidmore College for six years. He presently serves as Chair of the Music History Department and as Associate Dean for Doctoral Studies. Dr. Langford has devoted much of his research and writing to the music of Hector Berlioz, especially its literary and autobiographical connections. He is the author of an annotated bibliography of research materials on Berlioz titled Hector Berlioz: A Guide to Research. In addition, Dr. Langford has appeared as a pre-concert lecturer at the New York Metropolitan Opera for the past ten years, where he presents talks on both French opera and the works of Verdi. His recent book Evenings at the Opera is a collection of essays addressing the question of the relationship of music to drama in opera from Mozart to Britten.