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SAVANNAH, GA – October 4, 2016 – The Savannah Philharmonic will perform Mozart’s last and most powerful work, his Requiem, on Friday, Oct. 14 and Saturday, Oct. 15 at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., at 7:30 p.m. Along with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus of over 100 voices, the performance features local soloists Tina Zenker-Williams, Claire Watts, Stephen Dobson, and Allen Henderson.

This powerful evening of music features two of Mozart’s most compelling works – the fiery and passionate Symphony No. 40 in G minor, and the dramatic and exquisite Requiem. The Requiem was composed by Mozart during 1791, but his tragic and early death prevented him from completing the work. “To this day Mozart’s Requiem is shrouded in mystery, which is in keeping with the other-worldly aura of this work,” says Artistic Director and Conductor Peter Shannon. “The greatness of Mozart’s final work puts a deeply moving exclamation point on his extraordinary output. When we listen to the Requiem, we hear the composer’s entire life in one astounding work.

“In this concert we focus also on Mozart’s Symphony number 40 in G minor, one of only two symphonies that Mozart wrote in a minor key. The 40th Symphony and the Requiem are stand-out pieces, even for this exceptional genius. Performing them well demands every bit of skill, knowledge and concentration that any musician can bring. I’m looking forward to an incredible evening with the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, and I hope you will be there to witness it.”

Tickets to the Mozart Requiem are available by calling 912.525.5050, visiting the Savannah Box Office at 216 East Broughton Street, or our website at savannahphilharmonic.org. This concert is sponsored in part by the Olde Pink House and Garibaldi’s Restaurant.

The Savannah Philharmonic is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to provide the highest level of musical performances and educational programs featuring the highest caliber of professional musicians, a volunteer chorus, and internationally acclaimed soloists. The Savannah Philharmonic aims to exhilarate, educate, and enrich a large and diverse audience in the greater Savannah community.

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