Fundación VIII Centenario de la Catedral de Burgos 2021
F. MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 (Scottish)
W. A. MOZART Mass No. 15, K. 317 (Coronation)
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Katharina Konradi soprano
Marina Viotto mezzo-soprano
Mauro Peter tenor
Tareq Nazmi bass
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
For centuries, the Gothic cathedral in
Burgos has stood at the centre of the city's spiritual and cultural
life. To mark the 800th anniversary of the first stones being laid for
this UNESCO World Heritage Site, the MCO partners with Gustavo Dudamel
for a pair of concerts featuring works by Mendelssohn, Mozart and
The MCO and Gustavo Dudamel enjoy a long and creative collaboration, most recently appearing together at the Peralada Festival in 2019. For this first programme in Burgos, in the cathedral itself, we perform Mendelssohn's third symphony, a vivid portrayal of the dramatic highlands and islands of Scotland, before turning to a religious work fitting to the setting.
Mozart's Coronation Mass was first performed at to mark the ascent of Francis II to the throne of the Holy Roman Empire. He would be the last such emperor, but the work itself lives on as one of Mozart's most popular settings of the liturgical Ordinary. It will be sung by Katharina Konradi, Marina Viotti, Mauro Peter and Tareq Nazmi, all of whom make their MCO debuts, and the Orféon Donastiarra, who last performed with the MCO in San Sebastián.