Symphony Syracuse and their Music Director, Daniel Hege, brought the miracle which is Mozart to the Reg Lenna Civic Center, Thursday evening.
The all-Mozart program was the fifth of six concerts in the 2011-12 Season of the Jamestown Concert Assn.
The evening's program consisted of three works, all rather familiar. They began with the much-loved serenade ''Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,'' often translated as ''A Little Night Music.''
The first half of the program was completed by the composer's eloquent and extremely demanding ''Violin Concerto No. 4 in D Major,'' performed by Ukrainian-born soloist Rimma Bergeron-Langlois.
The soloist, slender and lovely in a shimmering, pale green gown, stood out sharply from the black clad orchestra, in a visual sense, yet blended perfectly into their sound, with her music. From the beginning of the concert, Hege approached the music with two elements of focus: clarity and a dynamic energy which could almost be called urgency. and, I don't mean tense, I mean energetic.
The fourth concerto doesn't have big crowd pleaser elements, and doesn't end with a bang. Indeed, the audience waited a moment to make sure it had ended. But it is beautiful music, and makes demands on the soloist which make it appropriate only to a very gifted artist. It was in no way slighted at this concert.
Following intermission, the evening was concluded with ''Symphony No. 40 in G Minor,'' which is often called ''The Great G Minor Symphony.'' It is one of only two symphonies for which Mozart utilized a minor key.
Throughout the concert, the relatively small orchestra demonstrated excellent unison, especially in the string sections. Musicians who have been riding a bus for hours might be partially excused if they didn't give their full intensity to such familiar music, but indeed, their focus was spot on, and they gave the conductor all the dynamic changes and subtle tempo changes he asked of them.
In all, it was a very fine evening of music.
The final remaining concert in this year's JCA season will take place May 18 at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, in Jamestown. Bassoonist Shelley Monroe Huang will perform, with pianist Stephen Buck. Ms. Huang is a substitute for the previously-announced artist, who has withdrawn for medical reasons.