Continuing their highly praised creative partnership, Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra offer another installment in their series highlighting Mozart’s piano concertos. Leading the ensemble from the keyboard, Uchida performs two concertos that reveal the composer’s complex and contrasting sensibilities: in both the Concerto No. 17 in G major and No. 22 in E-flat major, gaiety coexists with melancholy, and the profound tangles with the carefree. The MCO enjoys a well-earned reputation for playing even the most substantial repertoire with the intimacy and subtlety of chamber music—and here also performs a chamber orchestra arrangement of Jörg Widmann’s atmospheric String Quartet No. 2. Together, the artists’ March 2022 concert at Zellerbach Hall was an unforgettable season highlight. “An ideal match—a pianist of impeccable Mozartean credentials and an orchestra of acute sensitivity and musical awareness” (The Guardian).
This event is part of Mitsuko Uchida as Artist in Residence
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