Because of a hand injury, PSO Principal Harp Gretchen Van Hoesen will not be playing the Concerto in C major for Flute, Harp and Orchestra originally programmed for the concerts on November 3 & 5, 2017. Principal Flute Lorna McGhee will instead be playing the Mozart Concerto No. 1 in G major for Flute and Orchestra. Mozart’s Overture to Idomeneo will also be added at the beginning of the program.
The revised program is below:
Mozart: Overture to Idomeneo, Rè di Creta, K. 366
Mozart: Concerto No. 1 in G major for Flute and Orchestra, K. 285c 
- Allegro maestoso
- Adagio non troppo
iii. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto
Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, “The Great”
- Andante- Allegro, ma non troppo
- Andante con moto
iii. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
- Allegro vivace
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