Akron Symphony Begins Year With All Mozart, January 16

December 22, 2009

Akron—The Akron Symphony Orchestra (ASO) will begin the New Year with a concert celebrating beloved composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at three different stages in his life on Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. All Mozart will include the overture to Lucio Silla, Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for winds, and close with Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter.” ASO Music Director Christopher Wilkins will share the podium with Associate Conductor Christopher James Lees and Akron Symphony musicians Marie Tachouet (flute), Terry Orcutt (oboe), Todd Jelen (bassoon), and Scott Bohannon (horn) will be featured soloists during the Sinfonia concertante.

NEWS FACTS
Akron Symphony Orchestra – All Mozart
Saturday, January 16, 2010, E.J. Thomas Hall, 8 PM
Christopher Wilkins, conductor
Christopher James Lees, conductor
Marie Tachouet, flute
Terry Orcutt, oboe
Todd Jelen, bassoon
Scott Bohannon, horn

Works To Be Performed:
MOZART – Lucio Silla: Overture, K. 135
MOZART – Sinfonia concertante in E-flat for winds, K. 297b
MOZART – Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 (Jupiter)

Preview The Music:
- Listen now
- Pre-Concert Discussion with Maestro Christopher Wilkins and selected guests at 7 PM

Talk back Q&A After The Concert:
- Stay after and ask questions of Maestro Wilkins and our guest artists.

Tickets On Sale Now:
- $20, $28, $35, $40
- Order by phone: 330-535-8131
- Order online: Ticketmaster.com

Sponsors/Support:
- Concert Sponsor: Greater Akron Musical Association Board of Trustees
- Previews From the Podium Sponsor: Audio-Technica
- Hotel Sponsor: Sheraton Suites Cuyahoga Falls

The Ohio Arts Council helps fund the Akron Symphony with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. The University of Akron also supports the Akron Symphony and its programs.

QUOTES
Attributable to Christopher Wilkins, Music Director, Akron Symphony:
“While other composers call forth to heaven, Mozart’s music seems to come from there.”

“For Mozart, sublime expression and playfulness go hand in hand, as they do in his multi-instrument concerto, the Sinfonia concertante for winds. For that work, we are blessed by an extraordinary quartet of soloists from our own ranks, who perform with more than a touch of divinity themselves.”

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Christopher James Lees, Akron Symphony Associate Conductor
Christopher James Lees, Associate Conductor, Akron Symphony

Marie Tachouet, flute
Marie Tachouet

Terry Orcutt, oboe
Terry Orcutt, oboe

Todd Jelen, bassoon
Todd Jelen, bassoon

Scott Bohannon, horn
Scott Bohannon, horn

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RELATED LINKS
Christopher James Lees, Akron Symphony Associate Conductor bio
Marie Tachouet, flute bio
Terry Orcutt, oboe bio
Todd Jelen, bassoon bio
Scott Bohannon, horn bio

ABOUT THE AKRON SYMPHONY
For nearly 60 years, the Akron Symphony Orchestra has been a driving musical force throughout the Greater Akron area. Widely recognized for musical excellence and performance versatility, it is committed to meeting the needs of its community.

The Akron Symphony Orchestra began in 1949 when Mabel Lamborn Graham received $500 as “seed money” from the publisher of the Akron Beacon Journal with the instruction to begin raising money for a professional, union orchestra. After three years of intense fundraising, spearheaded by Mrs. Graham and other dedicated volunteers, the Akron Symphony’s Classic Series was established in the organization’s first season (1952-1953) to provide concerts performed by professional musicians of the highest caliber. Guest conductors and soloists of regional and national stature have been an integral part of the Classic Series since its onset, and remain a high priority for the Symphony.

The Akron Symphony Orchestra is operated by the Greater Akron Musical Association (GAMA). GAMA is committed to providing quality symphonic an choral music, through performances and educational programs, to the largest number of people possible in the greater Akron area. This mission is realized by operating the Akron Symphony Orchestra, Akron Youth Orchestras, Akron Symphony Chorus, and numerous special outreach and educational programs.

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Contact:
Jason Swank
Marketing & Public Relations Director
jswank@akronsymphony.org
(330) 535-8131

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