Mozart is one of Uchida's go-to composers, and for many people Uchida is the go-to artist for Mozart's piano music.
Chamber Music & Orchestra
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director
Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467
A true season highlight! The legendary Mitsuko Uchida, a revered Mozart interpreter and one of the supreme pianists of our time, visits with two of the composer's brilliant concertos, directing Europe's outstanding Mahler Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard. These masterworks have long been staples of Uchida's repertoire; she won a Grammy for her recordings with the Cleveland Orchestra and, as the Telegraph
observes, still approaches them with a "rapturous sense of discovery." Uchida has spoken eloquently about conducting Mozart's music from the piano, and how she relishes the composer's conception of soloist and orchestra as partners, rather than competitors. As Artistic Partner of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, she has been collaborating closely with the ensemble on this repertoire over many concerts worldwide. Uchida tours infrequently, and her last Cal Performances recital (during the 2013–14 season) quickly sold out, so make sure to order your tickets early!
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Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.