May 23, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Symphony No. 3

Moody Performance Hall

2520 Flora Street, Dallas, TX 75201

Mozart’s dramatic Overture to Don Giovanni opens this program, then renowned pianist Jonathan Mamora will join the orchestra to perform the composer’s captivating Piano Concerto No. 23. After intermission, the orchestra will perform Beethoven’s audacious, incomparable and “heroic” Third Symphony.

$29-54, reserved seats


Main event starts at 7:30 p.m.
Richard McKay conducts
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Overture to Don Giovanni
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jonathan Mamora, piano
Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major

Allegro assai

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, the "Eroica"

Allegro con brio
Marcia funebre: Adagio assai

Program duration:

100 minutes, including intermission

$29-54, reserved seats

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About the Artists

Richard McKay, music & artistic director

Richard McKay is a conductor of the symphonic and operatic repertory across the United States, Europe and South America. An established leader in the vibrant Dallas arts community, his recent performances have been hailed by critics as “spellbinding,” “finely paced,” and “perfectly shaped” (D Magazine and The Dallas Morning News).

McKay has worked with the Baltimore Symphony and Dallas Symphony, where he has assisted conductors Günther Herbig, Carlos Kalmar, Jaap van Zweden, and many others. He has led performances at the Aspen Music Festival where he was a fellowship conductor at the American Academy of Conducting. McKay has also conducted the Fort Worth Symphony, Dallas Opera Orchestra, Irving Symphony, Baltimore Chamber Orchestra, Mendoza Symphony, Estonian National Youth Symphony, and others. Other program highlights have included successful collaborations with Texas Ballet Theater and Bruce Wood Dance.

McKay holds a doctorate from the Peabody Conservatory where he trained with Gustav Meier, Markand Thakar, and Marin Alsop while serving as assistant conductor and chorus master of the Peabody Orchestras and Opera. He graduated with a Master of Music degree in orchestral conducting from The University of Texas at Austin, where he conducted performances at the Butler Opera Center and served as Music Director of the University Orchestra.

Jonathan Mamora, pianist

Acclaimed for his “most assured pianism,” “natural, songful lyricism,” and “rippl[ing] through virtuosic passagework” (The Dallas Morning News), Indonesian-American Jonathan Mamora is a pianist and educator who strives to uplift and positively influence others using music as a means for service.

He has performed throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Asia, and he is a prize-winner of numerous piano competitions, most recently winning first prize in the Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals Barcelona, Olga Kern International Piano Competition, AntwerPiano International Competition, Dallas International Piano Competition, Virginia Waring International Piano Competition, Chautauqua Piano Competition, and Eastman Piano Concerto Competition, among others. He made his concerto debut at the age of 13 with the La Sierra University Orchestra performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, and he has since performed with such orchestras as the New Mexico Philharmonic, Dallas Chamber Symphony, Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, Eastman Philharmonia, Waring Festival Orchestra, and Coachella Valley Symphony. Jonathan has a number of upcoming solo and concerto engagements in the United States, Europe, and Africa, as well as upcoming recordings with Yamaha, Steinway & Sons, and Naxos labels.

Jonathan currently serves as the Music Director and Organist of St. John’s Episcopal Church in Clifton Springs, NY. As a collaborator, Jonathan holds a graduate assistantship in accompanying at the Eastman School of Music and has received the Eastman Excellence in Accompanying Award. In addition to the piano and organ, he has also performed as a percussionist, vocalist, historical keyboardist (harpsichord, fortepiano), and conductor. He has previously taught piano and music theory/ear training for various institutions and is currently teaching piano for the Eastman Community Music School.

Jonathan is a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts in Piano Performance and Literature at the Eastman School of Music, studying with Douglas Humpherys, whom he served as studio assistant. He received his Bachelor of Music from La Sierra University and his Master of Music from The Juilliard School. Previous teachers include Elvin Rodríguez and Hung-Kuan Chen.

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