Mozart's Magnificent Voyage

This popular adaption of two Classical Kids stories features Mozart’s young son, Karl, who longs to be taken from his boarding school to spend more time with his famous father. An old traveling trunk serves as a magic chest that reveals an incredible journey back in time to Mozart’s childhood and into the fantastic world of Mozart’s great opera, The Magic Flute. Along the way, Karl comes to understand Mozart’s extraordinary life as a traveling prodigy, his passion for composing, the pressures of family and fame, and the common bonds they both share.

Audiences will enjoy twenty three excerpts from some of Mozart’s most famous pieces as they magically weave in and out of the drama, including themes from The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni, popular selections from The Magic Flute, and some of his most important and engaging works such as Ave Verum, Symphony No. 1, Clarinet Quintet, and Eine Kleine Nachtmusik.

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage is approximately 50 minutes in length and recommended for audiences age six and up.

Synopsis

Mozart’s young son Karl is furious at the prospect of returning to his boarding school, a place where he feels isolated from the excitement of the world and neglected by his family. As a successful composer, Wolfgang is caught up in the stress and pressure of his own busy life. As father and son sit by the side of the road waiting for a carriage that will return Karl to school, tales from Wolfgang’s childhood reveal that they have more in common than they could have imagined. Karl and his father relive young Wolfgang’s prodigious adventures, from meeting of the Queen of England, to the wonder of the Sistine Chapel, to celebrating Carnivale!

But that’s not all! Karl discovers the great master’s passion for composing as they embark on a magic journey into the world of The Magic Flute, joining the Prince and Papageno on their quest to rescue Princess Pamina from Sarastro’s enchanted castle! The adventure culminates in Wolfgang agreeing to allow Karl to attend a performance of The Magic Flute, and ultimately to stay home with the family and continue his schooling in Vienna.

Based on the highly acclaimed and award-winning recordings of Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage and Mozart’s Magic Fantasy, this theatrical symphony concert is an imaginative way to introduce young audiences and their families to the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in a live performance venue.

music excerpts

Allegro in B-flat
Ave Verum Corpus
Clarinet Quintent, Mvmt. II
Don Giovanni, Act I Finale Minuet
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Mvmt. I
Flute Quartet in D, Mvmt. II
Magic Flute, Overture
Magic Flute, Allegro/’Was Klinget’
Magic Flute, “Der Holle Röche”
Magic Flute, “Der Vogelfänger”
Magic Flute, Drei Knäbchen
Magic Flute, March
Magic Flute, “Marsch der Priester”
Magic Flute, “O ew’ge Nacht”
Magic Flute, “Wie stark”
Magic Flute, Finale
Marriage of Figaro, Overture
Minuet in G for Piano
Sonata in A Major, Mvmt. I
Sonata in C Major, Mvmt. I
Symphony No. 1, Mvmt. I
Variations on “Ah, Vous Dirai-je”,  Mvmts. I, II, IX and XII

instrumentation

String count 6.6.4.3.2
2.2.2.2—2.2.3.0—tmp—pf+cel/synth*—str


STRINGS

  • Violin I (6 stands)
  • Violin II (6 stands)
  • Viola (5 stands)
  • Cello & Bass (5 stands)

WOODWINDS

  • Flute I & II (1 stand each)
  • Oboe I & II (1 stand each)
  • Clarinet I & II (1 stand each)
  • Bassoon I & II (1 stand each)

BRASS

  • Horn I & II (1 stand each)
  • Trumpet I & II (1 stand each)
  • Trombone I & II (1 stand each)
  • Trombone III (1 stand)

PERCUSSION

  • Timpani (1 stand)
  • Piano + Cel/Synth [Glockenspiel
    on Celeste or Synth] (1 stand)

(*cel OR synth is listed only to cover the glockenspiel part in Magic Flute, Allegro/’Was Klinget’. An actual glockenspiel may be used.)

The instrumentation listed represents the maximum number of books we will supply to accommodate the largest of orchestras. Though we still ship our full set of parts, we defer to your judgment in reducing players based on your particular needs and requirements.

A conductor’s score, complete with full score and dialogue cues, musician parts, and a reference script is sent at least 3 weeks in advance of the concert.

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The theatrical concert production of Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage is a combined adaptation of the best from both award-winning Classical Kids recordings Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage and Mozart’s Magic Fantasy.

Mozart’s Magnificent Voyage Educational Materials
Mozart’s Magic Fantasy Educational Materials

BOOKING HISTORY

ANNAPOLIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Annapolis, MARYLAND • ANN ARBOR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Ann Arbor, MICHIGAN • BALTIMORE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Baltimore, MARYLAND • BUFFALO PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Buffalo, NEW YORK • CALGARY PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Calgary, ALBERTA • CHARLOTTE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Charlotte, NORTH CAROLINA • COLORADO MUSIC FESTIVAL Boulder, COLORADO • COLORADO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Denver, COLORADO • DALLAS SYMPHONY ASSOCIATION Dallas, TEXAS • DELAWARE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wilmington, DELAWARE • DETROIT SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Detroit, MICHIGAN • EAST TEXAS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Tyler, TEXAS • EDMONTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Edmonton, ALBERTA • THE FRESNO PHILHARMONIC Fresno, PHILHARMONIC • FORT COLLINS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Fort Collins, COLORADO • FORT WAYNE PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Fort Wayne, INDIANA • GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Grand Rapids, MICHIGAN • JACKSONVILLE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Jacksonville, FLORIDA • KALAMAZOO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Kalamazoo, MICHIGAN • KANSAS CITY SYMPHONY Kansas City, MISSOURI • MALAYSIAN PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA • MIDLAND-ODESSA SYMPHONY & CHORALE Midland, TEXAS • MUSCATINE SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Muscatine, IOWA • NAPA VALLEY OPERA HOUSE Napa, CALIFORNIA • NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Washington, DC • NEW JERSEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Newark, NEW JERSEY • NIAGARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Niagara, ONTARIO • NORTH CAROLINA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Raleigh, NORTH CAROLINA • OKLAHOMA MOZART FESTIVAL Bartlesville, OKLAHOMA • OISTRACH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Chicago, ILLINOIS • ORCHESTRE SYMPHONIQUE DE QUEBEC Ville de Québec, QUEBEC • THE PHOENIX SYMPHONY Phoenix, ARIZONA • RAVINIA MUSIC FESTIVAL Highland Park, ILLINOIS • READING SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Reading, PENNSYLVANIA • RBO SINFONIA Den Haag, THE NETHERLANDS • RENO IS ARTOWN Reno, NEVADA • RIDGEFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Ridgefield, CONNECTICUT • SANTA ROSA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Santa Rosa, CALIFORNIA • SEATTLE SYMPHONY Seattle, WASHINGTON • SPRINGFIELD SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Springfield, OHIO • SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA AUGUSTA Augusta, GEORGIA • TOLEDO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Toledo, OHIO • TORONTO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Toronto, ONTARIO • UNIVERSITY OF LETHBRIDGE CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC Lethbridge, ALBERTA • VANCOUVER SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Vancouver, BRITISH COLUMBIA • VICTORIA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Victoria, BRITISH COLUMBIA • VIRGINIA SYMPHONY Norfolk, VIRGINIA • WICHITA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA Wichita, KANSAS • YORK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA York, PENNSYLVANIA

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