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Stockton Symphony offering Mozart’s Concerto for Flute & Harp Nov. 19, 21

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Stockton Symphony offering Mozart’s  Concerto for Flute & Harp Nov. 19, 21

Harpist Motoshi Kosako

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POSTED October 13, 2009 3:14 a.m.

STOCKTON – With music pieces that are energetic, elegant, warm, and sunny, the Stockton Symphony’s third Classics concert on Nov. 19 and 21 will uplift your spirit and enthuse you. The Stockton Symphony and Music Director, Peter Jaffe, continue their 2009-10 season with a concert entitled “Serenade for the Soul,” presented on Thursday at 8 p.m. and on Saturday at 6 p.m. at San Joaquin Delta College’s Atherton Auditorium.

Symphony principal musicians Jennifer Olson and Motoshi Kosako will be featured soloists in Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. The program will also include works by Brahms and López. Audience members can enjoy a free pre-concert talk by the Maestro beginning 45 minutes before the concert begins. Call the Symphony office at (209) 951-0196 to order tickets in advance, or purchase online at www.stocktonsymphony.com.

The pairing of flute and harp in this masterpiece is a combination that is as engaging as it is unusual.  The Concerto for Flute and Harp is one of only two double concertos written by Mozart and is his only musical work that contains the harp.  A past winner of the Symphony’s Manlio Silva Award, Olson plays with orchestras throughout California. She is currently Principal Flute with the Stockton Symphony and Second Flute with the Long Beach Symphony and Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra. She has played with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.

Kosako has been Principal Harp of the Stockton Symphony since 2006. He has recorded two albums of solo harp music and he recently won Second Prize at the International Jazz Harp Competition where the judges called his performances “ground breaking.”

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