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.
On this tour, 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 performances led by its concertmaster.
This tour includes concerts in Dortmund, Berlin and London, cities in which the MCO appears regularly; Amsterdam, to which the MCO returns for the first time in six years; and Rotterdam, where the MCO will be performing for the first time.