Mozart Concerto No. 8 in C major, K246 (‘Lützow’)
Mozart Ch’io mi scordi di te?
Mozart Exsultate, jubilate
Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K201
Samuel West readings
Tom Poster piano
Sophie Bevan soprano
Nicholas Collon conductor
Usher in the festive season with this joyful all-Mozart programme, featuring two of the UK’s finest young soloists and readings by Samuel West.
“Before dinner he raced through my concerto. He played the first movement prestissimo, the Andante allegro, and the Rondeau truly prestississimo. The bass he played mostly quite different from the way it was written, and once in a while he came up with entirely different harmonies and melodies.”
Mozart’s typically colourful letter to his father from 1778 details his indignation at being forced to perform his eighth piano concerto with an untalented rich patron, Herr Vogler, at the keyboard. Thankfully no such difficulty will be encountered in this performance with longstanding Aurora collaborator Tom Poster, who also shares the stage with Sophie Bevan, one of the Uk’s finest sopranos for the sublime concert aria Ch’io mi scordi di te?
Samuel West draws the programme together with readings from Mozart’s letters, providing rich context for the music and insight into the composer’s extraordinary life.
Mozart’s Piano is generously supported by:
The Parabola Foundation (principal supporter)
An Anonymous Donor
Nicholas Snowman & Wartski
Aurora Orchestra’s Concerto Patrons & Friends