In 2002, Sir Simon Rattle succeeded the MCO's Founding Mentor Claudio Abbado as the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Now, 25 years after Abbado first conducted our orchestra, it is finally the time for Rattle, an artist at the height of his career, to make his MCO debut. This tour was originally planned in 2020 but had to be cancelled due to regulations implemented in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Known for his vivid interpretations that draw listeners even closer to the music, Sir Simon Rattle will conduct Mozart's final three symphonies. This trilogy is a tightly-unified set that leads from the expansive opening of No. 39 through the Great G-minor and onwards to the celestial finale of the Jupiter, music that on its way reveals all the qualities that make the MCO's Mozart performances so special: freshness, agility, and poise.