Setting the Record Straight on Salieri”
Sunday, February 12, 4:00pm – Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu
Monday, February 12, 7:30pm – Paliku Theatre, Kaneohe
Hosted by popular KHON2 news anchorman and Mozart aficionado Joe Moore, “Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri” features the Spring Wind Octet performing the glorious music of the maligned master, Antonio Salieri, including what Joe Moore calls the highlight of the concert, the U.S. premiere of Johann Wendt’s original arrangement of numbers from Salieri’s opera, La Grotta di Trofonio that he obtained from the Esterhazy Library in Vienna. This is the same arrangement that was performed as dinner music at the special evening of Salieri and Mozart one act operas at the Shonbrunn Palace Orangery in 1785. Between the musical pieces that Joe Moore has selected for this concert, he will offer commentary on the true relationship between Salieri and Mozart, which was nothing like that depicted in the film, Amadeus. As Joe Moore himself says, “I admit I was obsessed with that movie. It’s such a great celebration of the music of Mozart. But, it’s also a highly fictionalized account of the relationship between Mozart and Salieri that is grossly unfair to the real Salieri.”
FREE Student Tickets! Tickets for students with current ID are free (available only at the door) – supported by First Hawaiian Bank Foundation
Chamber Music Hawaii performances take place at 3 venues across Oahu; tickets are valid at any venue listed.