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New Year’s Eve with Aurora

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 27 in B flat major, K. 595
Handel Water Music

Javier Perianes piano
Nicholas Collon conductor


Fri 31 December 2021, 7.30pm
Hall One, Kings Place

Join Aurora Orchestra for a glittering New Year’s Eve concert celebrating the culmination of two extraordinary series at Kings Place: London Unwrapped and Mozart’s Piano.

In January 2016, Aurora embarked on Mozart’s Piano, the first complete performance cycle of Mozart’s piano concertos ever staged in the UK. After six years and 25 concerts – plus a global pandemic – the orchestra finally reaches the end of this kaleidoscopic journey. Spanish soloist Javier Perianes makes his eagerly-awaited Kings Place debut with Mozart’s final piano concerto, No. 27 in B-flat major (K595).

The end of 2021 also marks the end of London Unwrapped, Kings Place’s year-long series celebrating the sounds of the city. Water Music was composed in 1717 by London’s finest imported composer, George Frideric Handel, at the request of King George I. Performed from barges, it accompanied King George’s excursion up the River Thames from Whitehall Palace to Chelsea; Handel’s floating orchestra reportedly performed Water Music continuously from early evening until after midnight. Firmly rooted to the Hall One stage, Aurora Orchestra will see in the New Year with a complete performance of this celebratory masterpiece.

Booking opens soon

Mozart’s Piano is generously supported by:

The Parabola Foundation (principal supporter)
An Anonymous Donor
Nicholas & Margo Snowman
Aurora Orchestra’s Concerto Patrons & Friends

Aurora gratefully acknowledges the additional support of Bärenreiter and Green & Fortune for the Mozart’s Piano series.