Mozart Overture from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17 in G Major, K453
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in Eb Major, K543
Other works including waltzes by Johann Strauss I & II
Imogen Cooper piano
Nicholas Collon conductor
‘She is an outstanding artist, one of the finest pianists now playing. Go, listen, and wonder how many better pianists there are alive in this country, or anywhere.’ Daily Telegraph
Aurora brings the year to a close in style with a New Year’s Eve programme in the company of pianist Imogen Cooper.
This special concert transports us to Vienna, the city which inspired Mozart to create much of his finest music, and which gave us the two ‘Waltz kings’, Johann Strauss I and II.
Count down to the year’s end with a programme of song, dance and celebration including some of Mozart’s best-loved works – The Marriage of Figaro overture, the G major piano concerto supposedly inspired by the composer’s pet starling, and the 39th symphony, which evokes the same Austrian Ländler folk dances from which Strauss’ Viennese waltzes would later emerge.
At Kings Place
Followed by Northern Lights: New Year’s Eve Party, a festival-style party of live music, dance, food and drink with performances by Nico Muhly, Teitur, Lips Choir and Nwando Ebizie (Lady Vendredi).
Part of Mozart’s Piano
Mozart’s Piano is generously supported by:
The Parabola Foundation (principal supporter)
An Anonymous Donor
Nicholas & Margo Snowman
Aurora Orchestra’s Concerto Patrons & Friends