Past event: Settimane Musicali di Ascona

Stephen Kovacevich piano
Nicholas Collon conductor

Brett Dean Pastoral Symphony
Mozart Piano Concerto in C minor K491
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, ‘Pastoral’ (performed from memory)

Aurora visits Switzerland for the first time with a debut appearance at the Settimane Musicali di Ascona.  Legendary pianist Stephen Kovacevich appears as soloist for Mozart’s deeply expressive Piano Concerto in C minor K491, and Aurora presents two radically contrasting odes to nature: Beethoven’s vibrant sixth symphony, performed here entirely from memory, and Brett Dean’s  Pastoral Symphony, which laments the destruction of nature at the hands of man.

Discover more about our memorised performances at our By Heart page.