CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Thursday, April 20, 2017 | 8 PM

Orchestra of St. Luke's

Roger Norrington: All-Mozart

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Known “to play virtually any score as if the musicians had all grown up with it under their pillows” (New York magazine), Orchestra of St. Luke’s captivates audiences with playing that’s “tight, polished, and vigorous” (The New York Times). Sir Roger Norrington conducts an all-Mozart program, including Benjamin Grosvenor playing the dramatic Piano Concerto No. 20.

Performers

  • Orchestra of St. Luke's
    Sir Roger Norrington, Conductor
  • Benjamin Grosvenor, Piano

Program

ALL-MOZART PROGRAM
  • Symphony No. 33
  • Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466
  • Symphony No. 36, "Linz"

At a Glance

An aura of genius surrounds the life and music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as it does few other composers. During his lifetime, Mozart was recognized as an undisputed prodigy—as both a performer and composer—and before reaching even his teenage years had produced music that many would be proud to call their own after a lifetime of work and study.

Even more remarkably, over the course of his brief life Mozart proved his skill in virtually every realm and genre of classical music composition, from piano sonatas to masses and from string quartets to oratorios and operas. Mozart’s music is for many listeners the quintessential sound of classical music—as remarkable for its clarity and economy as for the intense emotions that it can express.

Among Mozart’s many masterpieces, his symphonies and piano concertos are held in especially high esteem by performers and audiences. The three works performed tonight offer a comprehensive overview of Mozart’s mastery of orchestral form, revealing the fluidity with which he imbued conventional structures with fresh and original musical ideas.
Program Notes
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This performance is part of Orchestra of St. Luke's, and Mozart Madness.