Spring 2008 Issue

A Classical Christmas

Magnificat in C by Johann Christian Bach and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 were among the works featured at BU’s annual Christmas celebration. Although the Twenty-third Concerto is famed for its graceful melodies and elegant structure, it was not published during Mozart's lifetime. Mozart himself withheld the piece from publication. In a letter to his father, he cites it as being amongst "the compositions that I keep for myself or for a small circle of music-lovers and connoisseurs, who promise not to let them out of their hands."

The concert featured Barry’s Dr. Martin Camacho, accompanied by the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami, the Barry University Ensemble, and the South Beach Chamber Ensemble orchestra.