Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra

Masterpiece IV

MASTERPIECE IV – February 22, 2014

“Amadeus…and Then Some”




Gina Johnson

Guest Artist: Gina Johnson

Antonio Salieri Sinfonia in D Major, Venezia
Richard Strauss Oboe Concerto in D Major
Wolfgang Mozart Don Giovanni Overture
Wolfgang Mozart Symphony No. 39

There is no question which composer—Mozart or Salieri—was the genius and which composer was the very good, second-rate composer. But Salieri was not a hack: you will delight in his short lively Sinfonia. But the contrast, heard on this single program, is evident as you prepare yourself for the sublime musical bliss of Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 and Don Giovanni overture. CSO Principal Oboist Gina Johnson steps into the spotlight to perform Strauss’ Oboe concerto, a beautifully-crafted work with obvious inspiration from Mozart.