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Saturday, April 1, 2023

Timothy Hankewich, music director



ROSS WHEELER as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
SARAH CARTWRIGHT as Karl Thomas Mozart

Director & Producer

Series Creator

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The theatrical concert version of Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage is an adaptation of the best-selling and award-winning Classical Kids recordings, Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage and Mozart’s Magic Fantasy, produced by Susan Hammond. Classical Kids® is a trademark of Classical Productions for Children Ltd. internationally licensed exclusively to and produced by Classical Kids Music Education, NFP.

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Musical Excerpts

1. Magic Flute, Overture

2. Clarinet Quintet, Mvt 2  

3. Sonata in C Major, Mvt 1   

4. Magic Flute, Drei Knäbchen 

5. Symphony No. 1, Mvt 1  

6. Allegro in B flat

7. Marriage of Figaro, Overture  

8. Flute Quartet in D, Mvt 2

9. Magic Flute, “Der Vogelfänger”

10. Magic Flute, “O ew’ge Nacht” 

11. Magic Flute, “Wie stark”

12. Magic  Flute, Allegro

13. Magic Flute, “Was klinget”

14. Minuet in G for Piano, K1

15. Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mvt 1

16. Ave Verum Corpus 

17. Don Giovanni, Act 1 Finale Minuet 

18. Variations on “Ah, Vous Dirai-je”

19. Magic Flute, “March of Priests”

20. Magic Flute, “Der Hölle Rache”  

21. Magic Flute, March  

22. Sonata in A major, Mvt 1

23. Magic Flute, Finale

Plot Synopsis

Mozart’s young son, Karl, longs to be taken from his boarding school to spend more time with his famous father. His wish is fulfilled when Wolfgang Amadeus takes him to a performance of the Magic Flute. This true father-son event gives Karl a chance to understand Mozart’s extraordinary life as a travelling prodigy, his pressures from family and fame, his passion for composing and the common bonds they both share. In the end, the son realizes that he is well loved and that, although his father will die an early death just two months later, he will always have him by his side through his timeless music.

Watch this story come to life as Karl and his father relive young Wolfgang’s meeting of the Queen of England and the Pope in Rome. From the Sistine Chapel to Carnivale there is much to learn about the young prodigy’s extraordinary life. But that’s not all! Discover the great master’s passion for composing as they embark on a magic journey into the world of The Magic Flute. Follow the Prince and Papageno as they try to rescue Princess Pamina from the Queen of the Night in Sarastro's enchanted castle.

Production Notes

Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning Classical Kids recordings of Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage and Mozart’s Magic Fantasy, this theatrical symphony concert is an imaginative way to introduce young audiences and their families to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a live performance venue. Audiences will enjoy recognizable themes from Mozart’s operas The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, popular excerpts from The Magic Flute, and some of his most important and engaging works such as Ave Verum, Symphony No. 1, Clarinet Quintet and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik. 

Classical Kids LIVE! is produced by Classical Kids Music Education, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to furthering classical music education. In combination with the Classical Kids Teaching Edition, Classical Kids LIVE! serves as one of the worlds best educational outreach and community engagement programs contributing to the long-term health of classical music. Having received more awards and honors than any other entity of its kind, Classical Kids is proud to say, “We’re making a difference!” (www.ckme.org) 

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- Billboard

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- Entertainment Weekly

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- New York Daily News

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