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Kentucky Symphony to Present Midwest Premiere of "Amadeus Live"

Kentucky Symphony Orchestra has snagged the Midwest premiere of Amadeus Live – the extravagant, Academy Award-winning film bio of Amadeus Mozart – accompanied by live orchestra. It will be screened in HD on April 8 at Northern Kentucky University’s Greaves Hall.

This will be only the second U.S. performance. Pianist Sandra Rivers performs all of the solo piano work, with choral work performed by members of Voices of the Commonwealth and Collegium Cincinnati's SummerSing Chorus.

Before it was a film, Amadeus was a Tony Award-winning Broadway hit, a brilliant dramatic fantasy that is accompanied by some of Mozart’s greatest works, particularly "Don Giovanni".

It’s told from the viewpoint of court composer Salieri, whose jealousy of the young genius came to border insanity. Salieri plotted against Mozart, aided by the fact that none of the royals recognized his gift.

Tickets are on sale for the 7:30p.m. April 8 performance at Greaves Hall, in KU’s Fine Arts Center. Reserved seating $40, $32 and $24, children ages 6-18 half-price and are available online at and at 859-431-6216.

"Amadeus weaves a beautiful, tragic fable, enchanting to children and adults alike." - The Guardian)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra continues its 25th Anniversary Season 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at Greaves Concert Hall, in Highland Heights, on the campus of NKU, with Amadeus Live. Reserved seating tickets are $40, $32, $24 (children ages 6-18 are 50% off) and are available online, at, or by phone 
(859) 431-6216.

-Jackie Demaline, RCN Arts