UCI Music Makes ‘Overtures’

For those who remember actor Jeffrey Jones from ‘Amadeus,’ you’ll remember a powdered-wigged Emperor Joseph II, whose first reaction to a Mozart opera was that it had ‘too many notes.’ UC Irvine’s ‘Making Overtures’ musicians didn’t seem to mind as they mastered the works of genius composers, including Mozart, on Friday, Feb. 23 and Saturday, Feb. 24.
While opera was initially derived from Italian concepts of combining the arts of music and theater