Handel & Haydn Society presents musical salute to Mozart at 250

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By Keith Powers [Boston Herald, 18 February 2006]
Mozart birthday celebrations are everywhere – have you heard?
This year marks the 250th celebration of his birth. While most groups are satisfied to trot out a concerto or a wind trio to celebrate, the Handel & Haydn Society decided to do it right last night at Symphony Hall, with an all-Mozart program of arias and choruses from his operas ìIdomeneoî and ìMagic Flute,î as well as incidental music from ìThamos, King of Egyptî and a modern-day premiere of music from a lost ballet, ìAscanio in Alba.î