WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major K. 453
BÉLA BARTÓK: Divertimento for String Orchestra Sz 113
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Concerto no. 25 in C major K. 503
- Piano and Director Mitsuko Uchida
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
This tour, which brings the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Partner Mitsuko Uchida to major cities in Europe, comes on the heels of an extensive Japanese tour that included a residency at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall, as well as concerts in Sapporo, Osaka and Toyota.
The MCO’s long-term collaboration with pianist Mitsuko Uchida, which was launched in January 2016, focuses on the Mozart piano concertos with Uchida leading from the keyboard. It has so far included seventeen concerts in Spain, Luxembourg, Austria, Germany and Japan; in addition to concerts with the orchestra, Mitsuko Uchida has also performed with musicians of the MCO in chamber music concerts.
This concert marks the second time that the MCO performs in Berlin this year; in May, the orchestra brought Bye Bye Beethoven, an innovative and experimental concert performance with violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja, to audiences at Radialsystem V. The MCO’s most recent performance at the Konzerthaus Berlin goes back to 2013, in a concert featuring conductor Andris Nelsons and trumpet player Håkan Hardenberger.
In this concert, Mitsuko Uchida directs Mozart’s Piano Concertos no. 17 KV 453 and no. 25 KV 503 from the keyboard. The MCO will also perform Bartók’s Divertimento for Strings, in a performance led by its concertmaster.