Love Is In The Air (January 27, 2019 3:00p.m.)
Music, Shakespeare proposed, is “the food of love.” Certainly, music and romantic love have been closely connected for centuries. In the Middle Ages, troubadours sang ballads about love and lovers, and hopeful suitors have serenaded the objects of their affections since perhaps even before then. The North Port Symphony kindly requests the honor of your presence, as we show you the subjective qualities of musical romantic ardor.
Special Musical Selections will include:
“Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
The Flute Concerto No. 2 in D Major is an adaptation of the original oboe concerto. Dutch flautist Ferdinand De Jean (1731–1797) commissioned Mozart for four flute quartets and three flute concerti; of which Mozart only completed three quartets and one new flute concerto. Instead of creating a new second concerto, Mozart rearranged the oboe concerto he had written a year earlier as the second flute concerto, although with substantial changes for it to fit with what the composer deemed flute-like. However, De Jean did not pay Mozart for this concerto because it was based on the oboe concerto.
Michael Alegria serves as the North Port Symphony’s Treasurer, Marketing Manager, and Development Manager. He is currently the Music Teacher at Atwater Elementary School in North Port where he teaches Kindergarten through Fifth grade General Music, Chorus, and Orchestra. Michael has served as the principal flutist for several community ensembles such as the North Port Concert Band, North Port Symphony, and North Port Woodwind Quintet. He has been a solo artist with the North Port Concert Band, Venice Performing Arts Series, Venice Instrumental and Vocal Arts, Sarasota Artist series. He has performed with many other ensembles of note, including the Teacher’s Flute Orchestra at the Florida Flute Convention. Michael has a Bachelors in Music Management from Florida Southern College and performs in the flute section with the Imperial Symphony Orchestra in Lakeland. He currently lives in North Port with his wife Lorianne.
More Information About Michael on his website: www.MichaelAlegria.com
Pre-Concert Series Artist
January 27, 2019 2:00p.m. to 2:45p.m. North Port Performing Arts Center Courtyard.