LEWISTON – Maine-based clarinetist Karen Beacham will join the Midcoast Symphony Orchestra in Mozart’s heart-warming Clarinet Concerto in A Major, K. 622 on Saturday, Jan. 24, at the Franco-American Heritage Center.

The program also features two works by Antonin Dvorak: “Slavonic Dances,” Op. 46 and Symphony No. 7 in D minor. It will be performed at 7:30 p.m.

The Midcoast Symphony and Beacham will repeat the concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at Orion Performing Arts Center in Topsham

Although Mozart would never be classified as a “Romantic” composer, his Clarinet Concerto, written fewer than three months before his death, contains some of the best-loved melodies in classical music.

Beacham is well known to Maine audiences for her solo and orchestral work, and is one of the founding members of the Nordica Trio. Her association with the Midcoast Symphony includes numerous mentoring sessions with the woodwind section.

Dvorak’s seventh symphony was written about a century after the Mozart clarinet concerto. Although less frequently performed than his New World Symphony, the seventh symphony is full of rhythmic intensity, dynamic contrasts and beautiful melodies.

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Tickets, $15, will be sold at the door. They may also be purchased in advance for $13 online at www.MidcoastSymphony.org or at Gulf of Maine Books in Brunswick, Magnolia in Bath, Music & Moore, in Topsham, or at the Franco-American Heritage Center. Anyone 21 or younger admitted free.


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