Arts and Culture / Magazine Feature

Musicians to jump back into 19th century

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Richard Egarr (left) and Andrew Manze. PHOTO BY: Richard Haughton.

Mozart — through the music of Andrew Manze and Richard Egarr — is coming to Denver. 

Manze, a violinist, and Egarr, playing the fortepiano, will re-create an evening of Mozart and Schubert as it would have been heard in a 19th century home. They will perform Nov. 9 at Gates Concert Hall as part of the Newman Center Presents series. 

The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. The pair will give a free talk about their performance at 6:30 p.m.

Newman Center’s Executive Director Stephen Seifert says the performance is especially unique because it’s uncommon for artists to play purely early instruments during their concerts.

Manze and Egarr are experts in early music and are “simply among the most important artists in their field,” Seifert says.

Manze also is a conductor and broadcaster. He was artistic director of the English Concert from 2003–06, is artist-in-residence at the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and is the principal conductor of the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra in Sweden.

Egarr is director of the Academy of the Begijnof, Amsterdam. He has worked with all keyboards ranging from the 15th century organ to the fortepiano, harpsichord and modern piano.

Tickets are $25–49 and can be purchased through Newman CenterRitchie Center and Ticketmaster box offices. 

The Newman Center is offering a student rush discount of $10 with any student ID, and a two-for-one ticket deal for those who sign up for the Newman e-mail newsletter.

For more information, call the Newman Center at 303-871-7720.

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