Wouldn’t any music lover like to have music by Mozart as a wedding gift? That’s exactly what happened to the Haffners of Salzburg who commissioned Mozart to write a serenade for one of their daughter’s nuptials. A few years later, in 1782 when ‘Papa’ Haffner was elevated to the nobility Mozart turned again to his Haffner materials and came up with a totally new piece of music, the ‘Haffner’ Symphony, for the splendid occasion. Family connections abound in this concert as Mozart wrote all four of his French Horn concertos for his childhood friend and adult drinking buddy Ignaz Leutgeb. Horn players have been grateful ever since! We begin with a gracious earlier symphony written when Mozart was seventeen and had just started working for the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg.