Mozart the King

The King

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Mozart’s grand Piano Concerto No.22 with audience favourite Stefan Cassomenos, Haydn’s King Symphony, and music of Cimarosa & Beethoven.

In the 1780s, Mozart forged a new path as an independent composer and pianist. The piano concertos were a vehicle for his prowess in both roles—opening up the musical possibilities of the piano concerto and bringing Mozart to the height of his fame as a performer. Majestic, elegant and expansive, the Piano Concerto No.22 delights with its subtle beauty and Mozart’s ever-present gift for melody. To perform it with MCO, one of Australia’s best loved and most charismatic pianists, Stefan Cassomenos.

Haydn received the news that Mozart had died while writing his 98th Symphony, and it became a coded tribute to the great composer, quoting his Coronation Mass, the Jupiter Symphony and even God Save the King.

With a feisty Cimarosa overture and Beethoven’s intimate Romance performed with outstanding violinist Natalia Harvey as soloist, this is quite simply a Classical feast.

Presented by Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

PROGRAM

Cimarosa
The Secret Marriage: Overture

Mozart
Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat K482

Beethoven
Romance No.2 for violin and orchestra Op.50

Haydn
Symphony No.98 in B-flat The King

ARTISTS

William Hennessy AM Director
Stefan Cassomenos Piano
Michael Dahlenburg Conductor
Natalia Harvey Violin
Melbourne Chamber Orchestra

Venue