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In the pantheon of composers, Mozart will always have a seat of honor -- perhaps the seat. He represents a pinnacle of melodic inspiration and elegance of craftsmanship, not to mention sheer aural enjoyment. To close its annual Summer MusicFest tomorrow, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra will focus exclusively on Mozart, with guest conductor Gerard Schwarz on the podium. This longtime music director of the Seattle Symphony and conductor laureate of New York's Mostly Mozart Festival has chosen two symphonies as the program's bookends and a violin concerto in between -- all works from the years when the composer worked, not too happily, for a prince-archbishop in Salzburg.

Neither Symphony No. 20 nor the so-called Posthorn Symphony gets played too often, so these sunny works should prove very welcome. The more familiar Violin Concerto No. 5, with its famous "Turkish" finale, is an inevitable charmer, and should be an ideal vehicle for the sweet tone and eloquent styling of soloist Stefan Jackiw, who was featured on the BSO's tour of Japan last fall.

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Adding to the attractions is the chamber music prelude, offering one of Tchaikovsky's most delicious creations, the string sextet known as Souvenir of Florence.

Jackiw will join five BSO players for this performance at 6:30 p.m. tomorrow at Meyerhoff Hall, 1212 Cathedral St. The all-Mozart orchestral concert follows at 7:30 p.m.

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Tickets are $18 to $30. Call 410-783-8000.


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