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Mozart WinterFest


Mozart WinterFest

Jan 20
8 PM
Jan 21
3 PM
Century II Concert Hall

Jaime Laredo, guest conductor
Christopher O'Riley, piano

MOZART Overture to Cosi fan tutte
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, KV 482
MOZART Symphony No. 38, "Prague"

This season for the WSO’s annual WinterFest, we celebrate the famed music of W.A. Mozart, guest conducted by the acclaimed Jaime Laredo. Radio host of From the Top Christopher O’Riley joins us as our guest pianist for these performances.

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Jaime Laredo/Christopher O’Riley

About Jaimie Laredo, guest conductor

In demand worldwide as a conductor and a soloist, Mr. Laredo has held the position of Music Director of the Vermont Symphony Orchestra since 1999 and has just completed his first season as Principal Conductor of the Westchester Philharmonic. In 2009, Mr. Laredo and his wife were named the Artistic Directors of the Linton Chamber Music Series in Cincinnati, Ohio. Performing for over six decades before audiences across the globe, Jaime Laredo has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, pedagogue, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. To learn more about Jaime Laredo, please click here.

About Christopher O'Riley, piano

Acclaimed for his engaging and deeply committed performances, the pianist Christopher O’Riley is known to millions as the host of NPR’s From the Top.  His repertoire spans a kaleidoscopic array of music from the pre-baroque to present-day.  He performs around the world and has garnered widespread praise for his untiring efforts to reach new audiences. Christopher O’Riley has performed as a soloist with virtually all of the major American orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, National Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony. To learn more about Christopher O'Riley at

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If you’d like to learn more about the music in our concert programs, Concert Talks are just what you need! Before every Classics Concert, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra will present pre-concert talks which help prepare you and deepen your understanding of the music to be performed in the program. Sometimes our guest soloists even join Maestro Hege for a discussion of their concerto collaboration! Free to all ticket holders, Concert Talks take place in the Concert Hall one hour prior to each Classics performance.

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