Celebrating the Immortal Mozart
This year marks the 260th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Although no one needs a reason to celebrate his genius, be sure to mark these dates on your calendar:
May 1: Classic Chamber Concerts hosts the Fifth Avenue Chamber Orchestra performing Mozart’s Symphony No. 25 in G minor and Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, as part of the Stay in May festival of arts, which runs April 25-May 14.
May 12: Opera Naples pays homage with Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute) at Artis—Naples.
Two Takes on Shakespeare
For fans of the Bard of Avon, these two productions are must-see theater. The Merchant of Venice at Gulfshore Playhouse March 25-April 15 will be the first fully produced, professional Shakespeare play in the region, says director Kristen Coury.
The Naples Players riffs off Shakespeare with its comedic production of I Hate Hamlet April 19-May 14.
Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter takes the stage in April.