Off the Hook festival presents a Mozart quartet as crime thriller

June 9, 2014

Photo: Composer Bruce Adolphe(Photo: Barbara Luisi)The Off the Hook Summer Chamber Music Festival in Fort Collins continues tonight with a family-friendly concert examining how Mozart’s Piano Quartet in G minor tells a musical story.

In a program titled “Catch the Criminal,” composer and radio host Bruce Adolphe looks at how Mozart’s piece resembles a lighthearted crime narrative, including a scene-by-scene investigation and courtroom trial.

The one-hour program starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 305 E. Elizabeth St. in Fort Collins. Cost is $7 for adults; children under 12 are free.

The schedule for this year’s Off the Hook festival, presented by Project Youth and Chamber Music, also includes a discussion of the creative process by Adolphe this Friday and a recital by pianist and Bravo! Vail Artistic Director Anne-Marie McDermott on June 20.

Click the audio above to hear Executive Artistic Director Jephta Bernstein tell CPR Classical's Charley Samson how the Off the Hook festival got its name.

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