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The Final Year

Sat 12 December 2020
7:00 pm, Hall One, Kings Place

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
Aurora Voices

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.

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.

As we approach the culmination of Mozart’s Piano in 2020 we would like you to join us. Be part of the final year by sponsoring a concerto or supporting the series. Find out more here.

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