Just when we think it's pretty cool that our kids can trill scales on the piano or strum away on their electric guitar, we are reminded of the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Did you know he had composed five violin concertos by the time he was 19? Instead of firing the music teacher, get inspired by listening to Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall. We have two sets of two tickets for Kids Off the Couch subscribers for a matinee performance this Saturday, November 13.
What: LA Phil Presents Mälkki conducts Mozart and Strauss. Finnish conductor (and former cellist)Susanna Mälkki and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Concertmaster perform two upbeat, intriguing pieces of music with violinist Martin Chalifour. The first, Mozart's Violin Concerto No. 1 was written when the composer was 17. The second piece, Richard Strauss' Also sprach Zarathustra, is known as a 'tone poem' and was used in the opening strains of 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Enter to Win: Please send us a note if you're able to attend a matinee (2:00 PM) this Saturday, November 13 at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Winner will be notified by Friday morning at 9:00 AM so please check your email if you want to attend.
Buy Your Own Tickets: This show will also be shown on Friday night and Sunday afternoon - tickets are still available. While you're on the LA Phil's website, check out their varied Deck the Hall - Holiday Concerts programming, including a Holiday Sing-A-Long and New Year's Eve with Kristin Chenoweth.
While You're Downtown: Have you tried the crispy tofu balls at Starry Kitchen? For more straightforward fare, drop by Lemonade at MOCA for a yummy cupcake and truly delicious lemonade. We always stop into their gift shop for items not found anywhere else. We love their online catalog -check out the street banners that once swung along city streets or a Louise Bourgeois tea towel.
Want to Know more about Mozart's Violin Concertos? Click here to buy the record from Amazon.