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‘Maligned Master’ concert tonight at UH-Hilo

Tickets are still available for the Hawaii Concert Society’s 56th season opener today at 7:30 p.m. at the University of Hawaii at Hilo Performing Arts Center.

“Maligned Master: Setting the Record Straight on Salieri” includes music by 18th-century composers Antonio Salieri and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who were portrayed as rivals in the 1985 Oscar-winning movie “Amadeus.” It will be performed by Honolulu’s Spring Wind Octet and narrated by KHON-TV news anchorman Joe Moore.

Moore has been a Mozart aficionado for decades. He even had his own Mozart music program on Hawaii Public Radio for five years. What has bothered him for a long time, however, is the depiction in “Amadeus” of Mozart’s so-called rival, Salieri, as jealous of Mozart and obsessed with destroying him so that Salieri’s inferior compositions would be acclaimed.

Tickets are $25 general, $20 senior and $10 student Tickets are available at the door. For more information call 959-4064 or visit www.hawaiiconcertsociety.com.

 

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