Masterworks 2: A Little Mahler

Conductor: Scott Seaton

Guest Soloists:
Tim Koop, flute
Candace LiVolsi, harp

MOZART  Concerto for Flute and Harp
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 (Arr. Klaus Simon)

Jessie Montgomery

The magnificent melodic elegance of Mozart is on display when NSS Principal Flute Tim Koop and Principal Harp Candace LiVolsi share an age-old dialogue that suggests a conversation between a father and a daughter in the Concerto for Flute and Harp.  The program is centered around the “Titan” Symphony of Gustav Mahler.  Despite the reduction of forces, this version of this outstanding symphony will not fail to stir the soul and leave you with a determined sense that anguish and loneliness can be banished and the human spirit will triumph.  The program begins with Jessie Montgomery’s Banner, a work commissioned in 2014 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner.

Guest Artist Bios:

Tim Koop, North State Symphony principal flute

Tim Koop, who joined the North State Symphony in 2012, has appeared as a soloist with the San Jose State University Orchestra and the North State Symphony.

Mr. Koop was formerly principal flutist of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra of Palo Alto and has also performed with groups such as the Folsom Lake Symphony, Symphony Napa Valley, Symphony Orchestra of Northern California, Opera Modesto, Palo Alto Philharmonic, Solano Symphony, and the Veridian Symphony. In addition to playing in orchestral settings, Tim also loves Opera and Ballet. He has played in numerous shows including The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Rigoletto, and Carmen, to name a few. A native of Chico, California, Mr. Koop studied with Isabelle Chapuis-Starr of Opera San Jose and Cathy Payne of the San Francisco Symphony while pursuing his music degree at San Jose State University.  He continued his studies at Indiana University, studying with Kate Lukas, and additionally received coaching from the Cleveland Orchestra flute section while obtaining his master’s degree. Mr. Koop has played in master classes taught by Isabelle Chapuis-Starr, Tom Robertello, Robert Stallman, and Tadeo Coelho. Tim currently resides in Sacramento with his partner Chance and three pets, Leo, Jack, and Hank.

Candace LiVolsi, principal harp