The evening opens with the Piano Concerto No. 17 (1784), written for Mozart's student Barbara von Ployer. Its regal elegance belies its complexity, which melds together aspects of several different musical forms. Bartok’s Divertimento for String Orchestra (1939) will serve as more than a mere palette clenser. One of the Hungarian modernist’s last pieces before he fled Europe for the US, it sees the composer return to the classical clarity of his earlier work. The night will then close with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25 (1786), the last of his so-called ‘great concerti’. It is one of the highest minded and most majestic of all his concerti, with ample space for the musicians and audience alike to luxuriate. Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra should provide a sterling reading.
Ticket sales for the Southbank Centre’s 2016-17 season open on 9 Feb to members and 23 Feb to the general public.
|What||Mitsuko Uchida & the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Royal Festival Hall|
|Where||Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
On 29 Nov 16, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
|Website||Click here to book via the Southbank Centre|