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SSO keeps it light, melodic in Mozart, Mendelssohn program

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The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra under music director Charles Schneider gave a concert Sunday afternoon at Proctors of music famous for its glorious melody and lightness of spirit. They began with Mozart’s Symphony No. 35 in D Major (“Haffner”). Schneider set a lively tempo in the first movement. Strings were especially light and accurate but balances seemed to favor the brass. Fluid phrasing and pitch were also good in the slower second movement, and there were ...

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