FELIX MENDELSSOHN BARTHOLDY: The Hebrides op. 26
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN: Piano Concerto no. 1 in E minor op. 11
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN: Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major op. 60
Piano Seong-Jin Cho
ABOUT THIS CONCERTOn this tour, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra reunites with Czech conductor Jakub Hrůša. The orchestra’s last, much lauded, collaboration with Jakub Hrůša took place on the Canary Islands in January 2017.
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra performs two rich programmes over two nights at the esteemed Donostia-San Sebastián Musical Fortnight.
In the first programme, South Korean pianist Seong-Jin Cho, winner of the XVII International Chopin Piano competition (2015), will perform the Chopin Piano Concerto no. 1 in E-minor, op. 11 with the MCO. The programme begins with the haunting Hebrides Overture of Mendelssohn, and concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony no. 4 in B-flat major, op. 60. This graceful symphony, composed in 1806, remains true to the Viennese classical school, even as its influence had begun to fade. This symphony also affords the audience many delightful moments from the MCO solo winds.