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Be taken back in musical history and experience a night of classical music, featuring greats such as Mozart and Beethoven, hosted by the American Classical Orchestra.

On Thursday March 12 at 8pm at the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, the American Classical Orchestra will be presenting “As the Masters Heard It,” a program featuring Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, ‘Great,’ Mozart’s Mass in C, ‘Coronation,’ and work by Beethoven, along with performances by soloists and the American Classical Orchestra chorus.

The program will be conducted by Thomas Crawford, and will feature performances by world renowned soloists such as Sherezade Panthaki, soprano; Sarah Craft, alto; Marc Molomot, tenor and Michael Kelly, baritone.

“Mozart’s Coronation Mass, his most popular and tuneful short mass, is performed by the acclaimed ACO Chorus and guest soloists. The Mass was written in 1779 while Mozart was employed at the Salzburg Cathedral, hence its grandeur. The Coronation Mass remains a favorite because it moves seamlessly through a wide spectrum of emotions and dynamics,” said Crawford, the founder of ACO and Music Director, according to a press release.

Schubert’s Great No. 9 symphony will be performed on woodwind instruments from the 19th century, giving it a “woodsy” flavor. The speed of the finale takes on new heights when performed on gut strings and lighter bows.

The American Classical Orchestra performances are ones that should not be missed. If you are looking to be taken back in time, experience the revival of some of the greatest works from 17th-19th century composers. Let yourself be drawn in by the power of these artists.

For more information and for tickets, please visit the American Classical Orchestra site.

-by Jackie Hart

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A recent journalism grad from Quinnipiac University with honors, Jackie has taken her writing and managing talents to Downtown Magazine. While at QU, she wrote for her independent newspaper, The Quad News, served on the planning board for her sorority, Chi Omega, and participated in the athletic intramural program. She is extremely passionate about traveling, especially after studying abroad in London for 6 months. She also enjoys anything entertainment and pop culture related, the beach, spending time with her family, friends and cats, and of course, exploring NYC!