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  • Carnegie Hall Presents
  • ZH Zankel Hall
  • SA/PS Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
  • REW Resnick Education Wing
  • WRH Weill Recital Hall

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Sunday, March 3, 2019 2 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
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Adam Fischer by Agnete Schlichtekrull, Leonidas Kavakos by Marco Borggreve
Haydn and Mozart are deeply rooted in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra’s tradition. Hearing them perform works by both composers is a special occasion, but when violin superstar Leonidas Kavakos joins them in Mozart’s elegant and dramatic Violin Concerto No. 5, it’s a concert you cannot miss. Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 thrills from its opening martial trumpets and drum fanfares to its bustling finale. Mozart’s “Jupiter,” his final symphony, opens with great pomp as well, but that’s only an episode in a work of tremendous emotional range that culminates in a miraculous display of counterpoint and joy.

Part of: The Classics: Mozart and Beethoven and International Festival of Orchestras II

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra is also performing March 2March 5, and March 6.

Leonidas Kavakos is also performing October 4 and February 6.


Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Ádám Fischer, Conductor
Leonidas Kavakos, Violin


HAYDN Symphony No. 97
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, "Turkish"
MOZART Symphony No. 41, "Jupiter"

Major support for this concert is provided by the Audrey Love Charitable Foundation.

The Vienna Philharmonic Residency at Carnegie Hall is made possible by a leadership gift from the Mercedes T. Bass Charitable Corporation.

Rolex is the Exclusive Partner of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

At a Glance

This program presents three 18th-century masterpieces in the Classical tradition. Two of them—Haydn’s Symphony No. 97 and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter”—represent the Classical symphony at the peak of perfection. Although these works were written within four years of each other, Haydn (who continued to compose well into old age) was at the height of his popularity and fortune, whereas Mozart (near the end of his short life) was struggling with debt and artistic neglect. Both symphonies are in C major and have a jubilant, festive character, but they also have decidedly somber episodes and a technical subtlety typical of these artists’ late style. Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5, famous for its “Turkish” finale, is an early yet important piece by the composer, full of daring and originality, inaugurating a new kind of violin concerto.

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