What’s Interesting About This Concert
- This program features Mozart’s first symphony, which he wrote at age eight and Haydn’s final symphony, written when Haydn was 63.
- Mozart and Haydn became fast friends in Vienna in the 1780s. Although Haydn was 24 years Mozart’s senior and his mentor, Haydn’s later works–including Symphony No. 104 on this program–were in turn influenced by the young prodigy.
- A California Concerto: Kevin Puts, California Symphony Composer-in-Residence alum (1996-1999), was commissioned by Bay Area philanthropists to write this flute concerto. The Bay Area’s Annie Wu performs it here.
MozartSymphony No. 1
Puts Flute Concerto
HaydnSymphony No. 104
Annie Wu, flute