Performance Wednesday, December 24, 2014 | 7 PM

New York String Orchestra

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
A New York City holiday tradition for more than 40 years, young musicians who are participants in the New York String Orchestra’s annual seminar make Christmas Eve very bright with their radiant concert. This year, they perform an all-Mozart program that features the bubbly overture to his youthful opera The Impresario, his effervescent Oboe Concerto with Liang Wang, and the Symphony No. 39—one of his miraculously crafted final symphonies.


  • New York String Orchestra
    Jaime Laredo, Conductor
  • Liang Wang, Oboe


  • Overture to The Impresario
  • Oboe Concerto
  • Symphony No. 39

Event Duration

The printed program will last approximately 90 minutes with no intermission.


Mozart's Symphony No. 39, K. 543: III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio
New York Philharmonic | Leonard Bernstein, Conductor
Sony BMG

At a Glance

This evening’s concert paints a portrait of one of history’s most beloved composers. Though these three works were written during a single decade of Mozart’s life, they reveal three distinct musical personalities and personal situations. From an orchestral composer and fledgling concerto soloist when he wrote the Oboe Concerto, to an operatic superstar and in-demand pianist when he wrote the Impresario Overture, to an artist struggling with an increasingly complex musical style and waning audiences when he wrote the Symphony No. 39, we observe Mozart’s development through the lens of his own music, from the light and humorous to the deeply profound. 
This concert is made possible, in part, by an endowment fund for young artists established by Stella and Robert Jones.