An Evening of MOZART. The LaGrange Symphony Orchestra will be in concert Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 at 7:30 PM in Callaway Auditorium, LaGrange GA. This full evening of classics includes Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Symphony No. 25 in G minor, and Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major all composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791).
The performance is slated to begin with two additional pieces which will incorporate the LSYO, side-by-side with the LSO musicians. This gives our young musicians the experience with professional musicians that has proven to be impressive year after year. They will perform Elgar’s Enigma Variations, op. 36 – Nimrod, and selections from Reed’s Suite Concertante.
Violinist Jessica Stinson, special featured artist for this concert, has been hailed by both The State and Free Times (Columbia, South Carolina) as a “thrilling and spectacular” performer with “remarkably mature musicianship”. Jessica has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, with performances in New York City, Los Angeles, Italy and Switzerland. Jessica is a graduate of The University of South Carolina and Rice University. A passionate advocate for music in her community, Jessica currently serves as a teaching artist with the Atlanta Music Project and recently appeared as a featured artist in Challenge the Stats’ Atlanta Launch. She performs regularly with the Atlanta Opera Orchestra and was appointed Principal Second Violin of the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra in 2017.
Jessica will be performing Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major. It was written in 1775, by Mozart when he was 19 years old, and within months of writing several other violin concertos. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, however, stands apart. His first four concerto compositions closely follow a common formula, but the fifth, which you will hear during the March 19th concert, breaks away from that and incorporates his own fresh ideas. It beautifully showcases the incredible greatness of the violin and is said to be more smoothly integrated with the orchestra than his previous concertos. It is his most popular for good reason. Mark your calendar, and visit www.lagrangesymphony.org to get tickets and learn more about our organization and our many youth programs. Join us!