MCO & Mitsuko Uchida: Metamorphosis

23 September 2019

Cologne

Monday 20:00 / Kölner Philharmonie

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Presented by:
Kölner Philharmonie

PROGRAMME

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Concerto no. 19 in F major K. 459
RICHARD STRAUSS: Metamorphosen
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART: Piano Concerto no. 20 in D minor K. 466

  • Piano and Director Mitsuko Uchida
    Concertmaster and Leader
    Meesun Hong Coleman
ABOUT THIS CONCERT

Poised and precise, elegant and immaculate – these are just some of the words that have been used to describe the partnership between Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra since she became our Artistic Partner in 2016. As we continue to explore Mozart's Piano Concertos together, Uchida's fresh and flowing style will pair beautifully with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra's agile chamber music approach as she directs these intimate interpretations from the keyboard.

This September, the collaboration continues with performances across central Europe, in Bucharest, Cologne, Vienna and Innsbruck.

Between composing the F major concerto (No. 19, K,459) and the D minor (No. 20, K,466), Mozart discovered new ways for the soloist and orchestra to interact, to converse. This transition in approach is marked in our programme by the piece that falls between them, Richard Strauss' Metamorphosen. Led by MCO concertmaster Matthew Truscott, this piece was chosen especially by Uchida to draw attention to the MCO's vibrant string sound.

This will be the first time that Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra will have appeared together in Cologne.

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CONCERTS THIS TOUR

21 September 2019 Bucharest

Saturday 16:30pm / Ateneul Român

Works by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss

With: Piano and Director Mitsuko Uchida, Concertmaster and Leader Meesun Hong Coleman

25 September 2019 Vienna

Wednesday 19:30pm / Wiener Konzerthaus

Works by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss

With: Piano and Director Mitsuko Uchida, Concertmaster and Leader Meesun Hong Coleman

26 September 2019 Vienna

Thursday 19:30pm / Wiener Konzerthaus

Works by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss

With: Piano and Director Mitsuko Uchida, Concertmaster and Leader Meesun Hong Coleman

29 September 2019 Innsbruck

Sunday 20:00pm / Congress Innsbruck

Works by: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Richard Strauss

With: Piano and Director Mitsuko Uchida, Concertmaster and Leader Meesun Hong Coleman