Times are tough–no surprise there. And so it’s maybe no surprise to people who know classical music to hear that the Northwest Sinfonietta is changing its program for this weekend (Friday in Seattle, Saturday in Tacoma) from cutting-edge contemporary to crowd-pleasing Mozart.
Don’t get me wrong: I love Mozart and always have. And I’m the first one to say, if playing Mozart keeps an orchestra in business, then I’m all for it. I’ll miss the clarinet concerto premiere that was to be, and Prokofiev’s Symphony no. 1 (another fave of mine) but if you have to pick all-Mozart, this