W. A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 23, K. 488
W. A. MOZART Symphony No. 38 (Prague), K. 504
W. A. MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491
Leif Ove Andsnes piano & director
Matthew Truscott concertmaster & leader
ABOUT THIS CONCERT
Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 reunites the MCO with our Artistic Partner Leif Ove Andsnes to look deeply at two of the most creative years in Mozart’s life, through a mix of chamber and orchestral music, plus piano concertos performed with the same intimate agility and self-directed approach that was the hallmark of our celebrated collaboration during the Beethoven Journey (2013–15).
The basis for Mozart Momentum 1785/1786 is the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 20, a landmark work written in 1785 that dramatically reshaped the relationship between soloist and orchestra, paving the way for more dynamic communication, dialogue, interaction, and freedom of exchange – echoing the MCO’s own unique approach.
To launch a series of residencies at major halls across Europe, we immerse audiences in the music that followed this landmark work: two dazzling piano concertos with Andsnes from 1786, framing the drama of the Prague symphony led by MCO Concertmaster Matthew Truscott.