Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra Kicks Off Season With September Performance of Mozart and Haydn
orchestra will play three works, concluding International Fall Festival
The Eau Claire Chamber Orchestra brings it back in time with its 2021-2022 concert season live and in person with “Mozart and Haydn” at 7:30pm on Saturday, Sept. 11 in the RCU theater at the Pablo Center. Conducted by Music Director Dr. Frank A. Watkins, the orchestra will play three works: eight of the 12 parts of Joseph Haydn’s “Symphony No. 100,” or what is popularly known as “The Military Symphony”; the overture to Wolfgang Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutte,” a two-act, Italian-written opera; and Mozart’s “Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466,” performed on the piano by guest artist Sean Chen, a laureate pianist who currently serves as Millsap Artist in Residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s Conservatory of Music and Dance. Described as a “thoughtful musician beyond his years” by The Republic, Chen won the American Pianists Award in 2013, placed third at the 2013 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, and was named an Annenberg Fellow in 2015. He is a multifaceted musician who transcribes, composes, and improvises, and has performed with many prominent orchestras. The concert will conclude an exciting day of events in downtown Eau Claire, including the International Fall Festival and tours of the Pablo Center. Tickets are $29 for adults and $5 for students through the Pablo Center at pablocenter.org.