Two ecstatic Classical masterpieces by two of the greatest composers—quite simply a concert to leave you uplifted and elated.
Beethoven burst onto Vienna’s orchestral scene in 1800 with his resplendent first symphony. Dramatic, witty, majestic, and joyous by turns, this is Beethoven at his high-energy, optimistic best.
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 17 is one of the best-loved of all works for piano and orchestra. To perform it, we have the remarkable Lucinda Collins, admired by MCO’s Artistic Director William Hennessy as “an ideal in pianism, musical thought, intelligence, and passionate musical communication.”
DEBUSSY arr NILSON Préludes Book 1: selections
MOZART Piano Concerto No 17 in G major K453
MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto in A minor MWV O2: II Adagio
BEETHOVEN Symphony No 1 in C major Op 21
Concert Duration: around 2 hours including one interval of 20 minutes
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Concert Notes: Concert Grand
Read the program notes for Concert Grand and understand more of the background to the music in this concert.
We asked Emma Sullivan, who plays double bass with MCO, for her thoughts on the music in Concert Grand.