Nicholas McGegan, a frequent and welcome guest conductor, returns to lead a program that celebrates the grand tradition of three musical capitals Vienna, Paris and London. Mozart's Serenade, A Little Night Music, is one of his most well-known and beloved works. The nine movements of the Suite from Les Indes galantes (French: "The Amorous Indies") was written by Jean-Philipe Rameau in 1725 after witnessing three dances by a delegation of Native American chiefs in Paris pledging their allegiance to King Louis XV. Franz Joseph Haydn's two visits to London inspired 12 magnificent Symphonies. The Symphony No. 104, "London," is Haydn's last, and perhaps his greatest.
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