The untold story of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s sister will be presented at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the University of Arkansas campus on Thursday, March 7.
“The Other Mozart,” a one-woman show written and performed by Sylvia Milo, brings to life the legacy of Nannerl Mozart, a musician and composer whose music did not survive time.
The drama is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family’s letters.
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Nannerl’s story is supported with music by her brother Wolfgang; by Marianna Martines, a female composer who inspired her; and with original music by modern composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, using instruments Nannerl would have played herself, or known well. This music is not meant to represent Nannerl’s compositions, but it is an effort to convey her musical imagination.
Tickets can be purchased at the Faulkner Center box office. Admission is $10 for UA students, faculty and staff, $15 for anyone 62 or older, and $20 for everyone else.
Milo and Davis will also hold a free workshop for theatre department students and anyone else interested in attending from 12:30-1:45 p.m. March 7, in the Faulkner Center. Milo and Davis will discuss the play from first inspiration to performance, including the artistic and practical components that went into the creation and production of the play.
International Women’s Day
The performance of The Other Mozart is one of two events as a prelude in recognition of International Women’s Day.
A free lecture by British musician, composer and teacher Susan Milan is scheduled from 6-6:45 p.m. on March 7 in the Faulkner Center.
During the event, Milan will talk about her experiences as a woman in music. She is the first woman to hold a principal spot in the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. She’s also a professor of flute at the Royal College of Music, as well as a composer and recording artist.
Milan will address changes in orchestras with regard to gender over the past few decades and offer insights from her efforts to navigate the competing demands of professional and family life.