Today in Music History: Mozart

On this day in 1756, classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria. Mozart’s music has played a prominent role in Interlochen’s programming since the Camp’s earliest seasons.

Compositions by Mozart featured prominently in the Camp’s 1939 season; the overture from The Marriage of Figaro opened the “Little Symphony Concert” presented by Interlochen Arts Camp faculty, and two more Mozart selections were featured on student recitals. Mozart’s operas have been performed numerous times by Interlochen’s vocalists; in the image above, members of the 1954 vocal program perform his opera Impressario. In 1992, the Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra and Choir were invited to perform at the Lincoln Center’s Mozart Bicentennial.

Furthermore, Mozart lends his name to one-half of one Interlochen Arts Academy’s residence halls, Mozart-Beethoven.

These are only a few examples of the numerous performances of Mozart’s music at Interlochen. Join us in celebrating the birth of this influential composer!