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Turkish Delight

This week’s Symphonies of Iowa features the wcfsymphony and their “Turkish Delight” concert.

The wcfsymphony provided an opportunity to hear their winds in a very intimate and unique setting, “just the way Mozart’s audience would have.”

The program includes a “wind arrangement of Mozart’s opera Abduction from the Seraglio, along with other party delights from Vienna’s 18th-century Turkish craze.”

Mozart used “unusual instruments” in his Turkish music, such as cymbals, drums, and piccolos. His opera Abduction from the Seraglio was originally written as a Turkish opera and is full of emotional depth and complexity.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear the “Turkish Delight” concert on Sunday, June 2nd at 4 p.m. and Monday, June 3rd at 7 p.m.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart         Alla turca, Finale from K 331 arranged by C.A. Goepfert (1768-1818)

Louis Spohr                                         Notturno in C, Op. 34, Selected movements

Michael Haydn                                  Marcia Turchesca

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart         Abduction from the Seraglio, Selected movements from the Donaueschinger Harmoniemusik

Jacqueline Halbloom is a Sr. Music Producer and Classical Music Host