Mozart Piano Concerto No. 7 in F major
Saint-Saëns The Carnival of the Animals
Ravel Mother Goose Suite
Mozart Symphony No. 31 in D major, K297/300a (‘Paris’)
Lara Melda piano
Martin James Bartlett piano
Nicholas Collon conductor
Drawing the first year of Mozart’s Piano to a close, Aurora presents a concert celebrating the exuberance, playfulness and imagination of Mozart’s childhood.
This programme draws together Mozart’s witty piano concerto No. 7, which was commissioned by Countess Lodron for her daughters; Ravel’s enchanting Mother Goose Suite, composed for siblings Jean and Mimi, aged 6 and 7; and Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals. Aurora welcomes two recent winners of the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition – Lara Melda and Martin James Bartlett – as soloists, whilst Writer-in-Residence Kate Wakeling weaves together stories from Mozart’s early family life with the fairytales and animals so beautifully evoked by Saint-Saëns and Ravel.
This concert is part of Mozart’s Piano.
Mozart’s Piano is generously supported by:
The Parabola Foundation (principal supporter)
An Anonymous Donor
Nicholas Snowman & Wartski
Aurora Orchestra’s Concerto Patrons & Friends