With concerts in Heidelberg, Chapel Hill, and New York, this tour highlights three exciting, multi-year partnerships for the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and Artistic Partner, Mitsuko Uchida. On this tour the orchestra is first in residence in Germany at the esteemed Heidelberger Frühling Music Festival, will then perform in America at the Carolina Performing Arts series of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and lastly, launches an exciting multi-year performance collaboration with the renowned Carnegie Hall of New York.
Mitsuko Uchida directs the MCO from the keyboard for Mozart’s Piano Concerto in F major, No. 19, K. 459 and his D minor Concerto, No. 20, K.466. A leading interpreter of Mozart, Mitsuko Uchida, has been quoted in the Zeit Online as saying, “Mozart ist jeden Tag anders” (“Mozart is different every day”). Her flowing interpretations pair beautifully with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra’s agile and unique chamber music style of performing.
Also on the programme, Mahler Chamber Orchestra concertmaster Matthew Truscott will lead the orchestra in Three Pieces from the Lyric Suite by Alban Berg. The composer himself arranged this work for string orchestra in 1927, the three pieces taken from his original Lyric Suite, a 6-movement work for string quartet composed in 1925. With the orchestra’s beautiful string sound in mind, Mitsuko Uchida recommended this composition to the MCO.
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Artistic Partner Mitsuko Uchida will continue to explore and collaborate for many years to come.