"What If Mozart Played Guitar Hero?"


New Haven Symphony Orchestra's "Hard Rock" String Quartet

1 p.m. Sunday, April 28, 2013
Quick Center for the Arts, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT
Tickets: $18 adults; $15 children

Image: Mozart in sunglassesIf Mozart lived today, would he be a rock legend? That's the question the New Haven Symphony Orchestra's String Quartet will answer when it presents the program "What if Mozart Played Guitar Hero?" at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, 2013. Recommended for families, and particularly children ages 2-to-10, the NHSO String Quartet re-imagines classic rock music as it may have been played in the Viennese Court in this 50-minute performance. Morris Media is the exclusive magazine sponsor for the 2012-2013 "Family Fun" series. Tickets are $18, adults; $15, children.

The ensemble's program includes: Jimi Hendrix's "Purple Haze," The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby", The Rolling Stones' "Paint it Black" and "Satisfaction," Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" and Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will also be represented. The composer's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" and "The Marriage of Figaro - Overture" are also on the set list.  Concert-goers will be able to compare and contrast the violins, viola, and cello as the NHSO's "Hard Rock" String Quartet riffs like rock stars on familiar pop hits or sweetly sings to the classical strains of Mozart's genius.

Prior to the concert, audience members can visit the Instrument Discovery Zone in the Quick Center lobby, beginning at 12:30 p.m. NHSO musicians will show children how to toot and tap a tune out of orchestral instruments.

Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010, or toll-free 1-877-ARTS-396 (1-877-278-7396). Tickets can also be purchased online at www.quickcenter.com.

The Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is located on the campus of Fairfield University at 1073 North Benson Road in Fairfield, Connecticut. Entrance to the Quick Center is through the Barlow Road gate at 200 Barlow Road. Free, secure parking is available. Access for people with disabilities is available throughout the Quick Center for audience members and performers. Hearing amplification devices are available upon request at the Box Office. Fairfield University is located off exit 22 of Interstate-95. For further information and directions, call (203) 254-4010 or 1-877-278-7396, or visit www.quickcenter.com.

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Media Contact: Mike Horyczun, (203) 254-4000 ext. 2647, mhoryczun@fairfield.edu

Posted on April 11, 2013

Vol. 45, No. 67