Feature Photo: Oberlin Mozart Players

Louise Edwards and Danny Evans

Principal Conductor and Conservatory junior John Paul Jennings leads the Oberlin Mozart Players Sunday in Warner Concert Hall. Audience members warmly received the program, which included Mozart’s Overture to Le Nozze di Figaro, Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 1 in C Major. The Mozart is drawn from Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), an opera widely seen as a masterpiece of the genre, while the Wagner, directed by guest conductor and Conservatory senior Justin Weiss, is a symphonic poem. The Beethoven symphony highlights the influence Haydn and Mozart had on the Austrian composer’s early work. The Oberlin Mozart Players, founded by Jennings in 2014, is entirely student-run, and students can earn credit for performing with the orchestra by taking its accompanying ExCo. This semester, the Players’ season will feature works by Haydn, Brahms and Sibelius in addition to the composers featured at the Warner show.