Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute, K620
Mozart Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb major, K595
Mozart Requiem in D minor, K626
Nicholas Collon conductor
Javier Perianes piano
In January 2016, Aurora Orchestra embarked on the first complete performance cycle of Mozart’s piano concertos ever staged in the UK. Five years and 25 concerts later, the orchestra reaches the end of this monumental journey with the concluding concert in its Mozart’s Piano series. Over the same period Kings Place’s resident orchestra has established an undisputed reputation amongst Europe’s most sought-after chamber orchestras, marrying world-class music-making with creative programming and presentation and garnering several major international awards.
For this special celebratory concert marking the end of Aurora’s unprecedented journey, Nicholas Collon conducts a celebratory programme of music written in the final year of Mozart’s life. In the first half, the sparkling overture to The Magic Flute is paired with the composer’s final piano concerto, No. 27 (K595), performed with Spanish soloist Javier Perianes in his eagerly-awaited Kings Place debut. After the interval the orchestra is joined by the outstanding consort singers of Aurora Voices for a performance of the Requiem, arguably Mozart’s greatest choral masterpiece, a work which he famously battled to finish before his death.
An unmissable programme blending effervescent, joyful virtuosity with shades of darkness and redemptive hope as a conclusion to this once-in-a-lifetime series.
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