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April 1 in Spring Valley, April 10 in Point Loma

March 13, 2016 (Spring Valley) - The 2015-2016 performance season of the Grossmont Symphony Orchestra and Master Chorale continues with a special choral/orchestral project in honor of the 260th anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  The concert opens with his operatic overture to Don Giovanni and ends with a performance of his Requiem—a bookending of works that share a common theme: the first recognizing a man’s judgement by God for his many sins, and the last asking God for entrance ofone’s soul to Heaven.

The program is contrasted with a piece of chamber music that the composer wrote for flute and string trio: Mozart’s Flute Quartet in A Major, K. 298 as performed by GSO principal flautist, Kay Van Tassell, and members of the Grossmont Symphony String Quartet.

The performance of Mozart’s Requiem will feature four professional soloists to include: Audra Nagby, soprano—music faculty member on faculty at Grossmont College; Sarah-Nicole Ruddy-Carter, mezzo-soprano—and graduate of the music program at Grossmont College; Alvin Almazan, tenor; and Michael Sokol, baritone.

Three exciting and accessible works performed in the resonant acoustics of two venues:

Friday, April 1, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Santa Sophia Catholic Church

9800 San Juan St. in Spring Valley

Suggested Donation: $10 General, $5 Student

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Point Loma Presbyterian Church

2128 Chatsworth Blvd. in San Diego

Suggested Donation: $10 General, $5 Student

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