Annapolis Chorale opens year 'Mozart, Motown' encore begins 1998-99 season

September 24, 1998|By Mary Johnson | Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Since the Annapolis Chorale put on its "Mozart, Motown and More" concert in February, those who attended and those who heard about it have been asking musical director J. Ernest Green about an encore.

The answer is Saturday night. The chorale will open its 1998-1999 season at Maryland Hall with the second part of one of its most popular concerts.

The first half of the concert will feature the full chorale, the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Orchestra and soloists performing Mozart.

After intermission, they will move to the music of Motown.

Before the chorale's concert in February, the works of Mozart and Motown weren't in the same musical area code.

But Green showed that Mozart's work and the Motown recordings are young music full of spirit and originality.

Word of the concert has spread beyond Annapolis, attracting attention from as far away as Calgary, Alberta, where the city's Philharmonic has expressed interest in presenting a similar concert.

The Mozart portion of the Annapolis program will feature pianist Stefan Scaggiari performing the Piano Concerto in A Major.

The versatile Scaggiari will return in the Motown half with some high-powered playing aimed at capturing the heart and soul of the record company based in Detroit.

Also returning Saturday will be Tony Spencer of the mellow and warm voice, who plans to show again how well he knows his way around Motown.

The concert will be at 8 p.m. Saturday at Maryland Hall, 101 Chase St. in Annapolis. Information or tickets: 410-263-1906.

Pub Date: 9/24/98

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