Digital Playbill

Mozart: A Pop-Up Video

Table of Contents
Premiering April 3, 2021
Music Director: Eric Garcia


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
(1756 – 1791)
Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K. 388
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro


Lauren Blackerby, Principal Oboe

Jessie Brown, Oboe

Carmen Izzo, Principal Clarinet
sponsored by Phil and Jennifer Jensen

Christina Lee, Clarinet

Brian Vance, Principal Horn

Mark Givens, Horn
Sponsored by Brad and Amie Bruggeman and Idaho Central Credit Union

Kaori Uno Jack, Bassoon

Brian Jack, Bassoon

Lauren Blackerby

Jessie Brown

Carmen Izzo

Christina Lee

Brian Vance

Mark Givens

Kaori Uno Jack

Brian Jack


Education and
Program Notes
Mozart: A Pop-Up Video
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart / January 27, 1756 – December 15, 1791

Serenade No. 12 in C Minor K.388

Mozart called this piece a “serenade”, but it doesn’t sound like one, making it one of his most puzzling works. An 18th century “serenade” was supposed to be a work of light entertainment written in honor of someone or something, a lover, a friend, a person being honored, or a special occasion. “Serenades” were almost always written on commission. But this serenade, written in a minor key, has a dark tone and appears to have a serious purpose. Unfortunately, Mozart left us with no evidence regarding its genesis. Musicologist Alfred Einstein said, “We know nothing about the occasion, nothing about the person who commissioned it, nothing about whether this client desired so explosive a serenade, or whether that is simply what poured from Mozart’s soul.” None of this fog or speculation detracts one bit from the music. It’s quintessential Mozart through and through. So, we best forget what we don’t know about and enjoy it for what it is: a precious gift. After all, it does end in a flourish in bright C major.
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