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Norman Native Performs Mozart With OKC Phil

Robert Muller

Grammy-nominated and Norman native, harpist, Yolanda Kondonassis performs with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic at 8 p.m. March 1 at the Civic Center.

The program will features Kondonassisperforminig Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp in C Major, K.299 with flutist Marina Piccinini. The program will also include Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 both under the direction of Joel Levine.

Kondonassis says performing for a “hometown” crowd is fun because she sees friends and others she knows.

Her 2013-2014 season includes a record launch tour for her 18th release entitled Ravel: Intimate Masterpieces, with concerts on Oberlin’s Artist Recital Series and in New York City.

Kondonassis has appeared all over the world as a concerto soloist, recitalist and chamber musician and is the most recorded harpist in the world. Recently she was featured on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts.

Since making her debut at age 18 with the New York Philharmonic and Zubin Mehta, Kondonassis has appeared as soloist with many of the world’s top orchestras, including The Cleveland Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, and the Hong Kong Philharmonic.


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