For the first of two consecutive weekends of concerts with the Houston Symphony, Andrés Orozco-Estrada has chosen Haydn’s Symphony No. 59, known as “Fire,” and Mozart’s final symphony, No. 41, “Jupiter.”
Sandwiched between the music of these two towering classical figures is a work that draws upon elements of both composers’ work. Alfred Schnittke’s Moz-Art à la Haydn for two solo violins and string orchestra, written in 1976, might be described as a collage of the two composers’ music, but with a decidedly 20th-century treatment.
For more information about this weekend’s Houston Symphony performances, visit the orchestra online.
Watch St.John’s interview with Andrés for HoustonPBS’s arts show, Arts InSight.