Symphony in C Young Professional Orchestra will give an All-Mozart concert in December

Symphony in C Young Professional Orchestra will give an All-Mozart concert on December 3, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. This second concert of its season of guest conductors will be conducted by Joshua Hongand present soloists Alexandra Nowakowskisoprano and Clayton Stephensonpiano.

The concert opens with the famous motet for soprano and orchestra, Exsultate Jubilate, K. 165. Mozart composed it for the Italian castrato Venanzio Rauzzini in 1773 in Milan. In modern times, the motet is usually sung by a soprano. Soprano Alexandra Nowakowski, a recent graduate of the Academy of Vocal Arts, performs courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera, where she reprized roles in Verdi’s Don Carlo and Puts’ The Hours.

Pianist Clayton Stephenson performs Piano Concerto No. 23 in A major, a passionate yet intimate concerto where orchestra and piano are equal partners. Hailing from Brooklyn, NY, Clayton Stephenson’s youthful and exuberant playing earned him recognition in 2015 when he won awards at the Cliburn Junior International Piano Competition. In 2016 he won awards at the Cooper International Piano Competition and From the Top’s Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award. He received a 2022 Gilmore Young Artist Award, which is given biennially to the most promising American pianists ages 22 and under. The program is completed by Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, which foreshadows the nascent Romantic movement and influenced many future composers.

A two-time recipient of the Solti Foundation’s American Career Aid Award, Joshua Hong is a 2020 graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, served as Music Director of the Campanile Orchestra and performed regularly with the Shepherd School Orchestras. Previously, he served as Music Director of the Occasional Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Deputy Conductor of the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra.

In 2019, Joshua’s guest led the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra in two educational concerts. He served as cover bandleader for three weeks of classical subscription in St. Louis and two weeks of subscription with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Joshua holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the Juilliard School and a Master of Music in Orchestral Conducting from the Peabody Conservatory. .

Tickets are available at or by calling 856-963-6683. The price range is $24 to $51. Wheelchair accessible.

Symphony in C performances and programs are made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, William G. Rohrer Charitable Foundation, Presser Foundation, Holman Automotive Group, Horizon Foundation for New Jersey, South Jersey Charitable Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation and Subaru of America. Symphony in C is a member of the South Jersey Cultural Alliance (SJCA).

About Symphony in C:

Symphony in C is the only orchestra in the Mid-Atlantic region for talented young musicians transitioning from student to professional. Members are selected through annual competitive auditions in New York and Philadelphia. More than 100 Symphony in C alumni can be found in the greatest orchestras in the world. Others have embarked on a career as a conductor or solo artist. Performing at the Gordon Theater at the Rutgers Camden Center for the Arts in Camden, New Jersey, Symphony in C serves the Greater Delaware Valley through its critically acclaimed concert series, educational outreach programs and radio broadcasts. Symphony in C has been designated a major arts institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and strives to continue to have an artistic, educational, and economic impact regionally, nationally, and globally.

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