|Mozart||Piano Concerto No. 23 in C, K488 (arranged for chamber ensemble)|
|Sylvia Lim||World premiere of new work|
|Shostakovich||Piano Quintet in G minor, Op. 57|
|Principal players of Aurora Orchestra|
‘Osborne’s power over the hall was absolute… the atmosphere was spellbound.’ Daily Telegraph
Due to travel restrictions Javier Perianes is unable to perform at this evening’s concert. Steven Osborne will be playing in his place.
Aurora Orchestra returns to live performance at Kings Place with a special series of intimate chamber concerts. Watch the performance live online, and celebrate Aurora’s long-awaited return to live music.
Five years ago, Aurora embarked on Mozart’s Piano, the first complete performance cycle of Mozart’s piano concertos ever staged in the UK. This monumental cycle was set to culminate in 2020, with performances of Mozart’s final concertos at Kings Place throughout the year. Circumstances have changed, but Aurora’s Mozart’s Piano journey continues in this special chamber series, with three concerts featuring the concertos in reduced versions, alongside major chamber works and a series of new commissions.
Multi-award-winning Scottish pianist Steven Osborne is one of the UK’s most treasured musicians, whose interpretations open up a world of immense musical depth. He steps in to replace Javier Perianes, who had to cancel due to travel restrictions, in a kaleidoscopic programme with the principal players of Aurora Orchestra, pairing Shostakovich’s Piano Quintet with a chamber arrangement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 in A. Plus a brand new work from exciting young Australian composer Sylvia Lim.
For the first time, bookers for Aurora’s autumn concerts at Kings Place have the option to purchase tickets to attend in person, or to watch the live stream online.
Last year marked the 10-year anniversary of Aurora’s relationship with the BBC Proms Young Composer Competition competition: over the previous decade, Aurora performed well over a hundred new works by the talented young composers selected as competition winners and runners-up. To celebrate this partnership, and to enrich our newly-unveiled autumn season with the music of some of the UK’s outstanding new musical voices, each of Aurora’s three concerts at Kings Place this autumn will feature a new commission for a former BBC Proms Young Composer entrant.
If you’d like to see this concert from Hall One, tickets are available here.