The Modesto Symphony Orchestra (MSO) led by Music Director David Lockington, will perform Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute and Sinfonia Concertante for Violin & Viola on Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Gallo Center for the Arts. The evening’s program will conclude with Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 (Italian).
Tickets are available now for the performance, scheduled in the Gallo Center for the Arts, Mary Stuart Rogers Theater, 1000 I St., Modesto.
A pre-concert talk gives attendees the opportunity to enjoy insights to the evening’s program prior to the concert. Free to all concert ticket holders; pre-concert talks begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Theatre.
Ticket prices start at $19 and are also offered at $39, $54, $71 and $94. Tickets are available online at ModestoSymphony.org or through the Gallo Center for the Arts Ticket Office at (209) 338-2100.
There are also $12 student tickets available from the Ticket Office with a valid student ID. Groups of 10-plus receive a 15 percent discount on tickets. Call (209) 338-5064 for more information.
Guest artists, Adé Williams and Juan-Miguel Hernandez, were set to perform the Sinfonia Concertante, though Williams regrettably withdrew from the performances due to an injury. The MSO is pleased to announce that Annelle Gregory will be stepping in to perform with Hernandez on the piece. Williams, Hernandez, Gregory, and November’s guest artist, Gabriel Martins are all alumni and winners of the Sphinx Competition. The Sphinx Organization is dedicated to transforming lives through the power of diversity in the arts. The MSO strongly aligns and believes in that mission as it looks to encourage diversity in the field.
Additionally, the MSO has invited nearly 550 students that participated in the Stanislaus County Music Educators Association Junior High and High School Music Festival this past January to attend the April 4 concert for free. This is the second year the MSO has invited local students to attend a concert for free as part of its Youth Education Outreach programs.
“Adé Williams unfortunately had to withdraw from the performance, but we’re excited to have another Sphinx alum, Annelle Gregory, join us,” said Caroline Nickel, President and CEO of the Modesto Symphony Orchestra. “With Gregory and Hernandez performing on this concert, we thought this was also a great opportunity to invite some of our community’s young musicians join us. These local students have shown that they’re passionate about music and we wanted to support and share an evening of music with them.”