MSU musicians celebrate Mozart's birthday
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will be celebrated tonight at 7:30 at MSU's Fairchild Theatre as the College of Music presents its annual "Happy Birthday Mozart" concert. Woodwind musicians will perform several of Mozart's chamber works, and faculty vocalists will sing arias from three of Mozart's best known operas: "Don Giovanni", "The Marriage of Figaro" and "Cosi Fan Tutte".
College of Music professor Marcie Ray will be the concert guide at tonight's "Happy Birthday Mozart" celebration. Ray says the story of "Don Giovanni" had been a farce its entire history, but Mozart treated it as a tragedy.