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Award-Winning Actress and Playwright Sylvia Milo to Perform “The Other Mozart” at W&L’s Lenfest Center

— by on January 9th, 2017

Sylvia Milo

Through the generosity of the Ruth E. Flournoy Theater Endowment, the Washington and Lee Department of Theater, Dance, and Film Studies will present Little Matchstick Factory’s “The Other Mozart,” written and performed by Sylvia Milo.

“The Other Mozart” comes to the Lenfest Center for a one-night engagement on Jan. 21, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the Keller Theatre.

The story of 11-year old Nannerl Mozart, musical genius, keyboard virtuoso and older sister of Amadeus, is brought to life by the talents of Milo in a performance that highlights the musical aspirations of Maria Anna, nicknamed Nannerl by her parents.

In this one-woman presentation, inspired by the letters exchanged within the Mozart family, Nannerl shares the story of her life with her childhood performances alongside her younger brother.

Her abilities were noted by the Augsburger Intelligenz in 1763: “Imagine an eleven-year-old girl, performing the most difficult sonatas and concertos of the greatest composers, on the harpsichord or fortepiano, with precision, with incredible lightness, with impeccable taste. It was a source of wonder to many.”

Order your tickets online today at wlu.edu/lenfest-center or call the Lenfest box office at 458- 8000 for ticket information. Box office hours are Monday through Friday, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. and will be open 2 hours prior to performance time.