Bostonista Previews: Project Mozart

We like classical music, but it’s tough to sit still and just listen. We need to be doing something creative while strings resound in the background. Like blogging. Or painting. Or people-watching. So it was with great excitement that we found out that the Boston Symphony Orchestra will be meshing Mozart with the runway next week for Project Mozart.

On February 12, 17, and 19 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Symphony Hall, eleven fashion design students from several area schools will showcase handmade evening wear inspired by the music of Mozart. Pre-concert receptions will take place on all three days with models wearing the designs and flitting about the room so guests can judge which dress is their favorite.

Then on February 19, after the final Mozart concert, models and designers will crash Higginson Hall—Jenny Humphrey, guerrilla-style—for a final fashion show presenting all of the designs down the catwalk. Celebrity judges (Gretchen Monahan, Miss Massachusetts Alison Cronin, and Denise Hajjar) will deliver the final verdict.

Bostonista will be in attendance and snapping photos, so stay tuned for those shots and interviews with the designers next week.

Oh and did you know? If you’re under 40 years old, you can snag tickets to the BSO for only $20? Just be sure to bring your ID. They’ll be carding at the door.

Top sketch done by Ashley Marie Collett from Massachusetts College of Art; bottom design by Charles Neumann from Lasell College.