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Cello Unwrapped

Travel to Kings Place

Aurora Orchestra with Sarah Connolly, Andrew Staples & John Reid

Mozart's Piano
Music / Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 7:30pm / Hall One
£24.50 – £49.50 | Premium Tickets £69.50* | Savers £9.50**

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 11 in F, K413 (version for piano and string quartet)

Mahler Piano Quartet in A minor 

Mahler (arr. Farrington) Das Lied von der Erde

Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano

Andrew Staples tenor 

John Reid piano 

Aurora Orchestra 

Nicholas Collon conductor 

VIENNA, CITY OF DREAMS


A programme of works rooted in Vienna includes Mahler’s epic symphonic song cycle Das Lied von der Erde, with world-class soloists Sarah Connolly and Andrew Staples

Few cities in the world have been such dramatically productive cultural crucibles as Vienna. The latest programme in Aurora Orchestra’s Mozart’s Piano series traces a path from one of Mozart’s earliest ‘Vienna concertos’ in 1782 to a mature masterpiece written by Mahler after a catastrophic summer in the city in 1907.   

The first of Mozart’s Vienna concertos (No. 11) was described by Mozart to his father in a famous letter: ‘These concertos are a happy medium between what is too easy and too difficult; they are very brilliant, pleasing to the ear, and natural, without being vapid... In order to win applause one must write stuff which is so inane that a coachman could sing it, or so unintelligible that it pleases precisely because no sensible man can understand it.’

Inspired by the chamber arrangements which Schoenberg and his circle created for later Viennese performances, Iain Farrington’s exquisite arrangement of Das Lied von der Erde preserves Mahler’s original instrumentation but distils his vast symphonic scoring to an intimate sixteen-player orchestration. The result is a transparent, jewel-like reduction, perfectly suited to Kings Place, in which individual instrumental and vocal lines are heard with new clarity.  

‘What can there be left to say about Sarah Connolly, whose performances these days are pretty much beyond praise? At once human and majestic, you’d have to go back to Christa Ludwig to find the lines dispatched with such secure technique.’ (Gramophone review of LPO Das Lied von der Erde recording)

Pre-concert talk: 6.15pm, St Pancras Room
Nicholas Collon discusses Das Lied von der Erde with Iain Farrington, Aurora’s Arranger-in-Residence, exploring the challenges of arranging Mahler’s vast orchestral scorings for small chamber orchestra, and explaining why such arrangements can shed new light on the composer’s music.

Tickets for the pre-concert talk are free but limited and need to be booked via the Box Office: 020 7520 1440. 

Find out more about the highlights of the 2017 season in our podcast featuring Aurora’s Principal Conductor Nicholas Collon.

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Photos from top: Sarah Connolly © Peter Warren, Andrew Staples, John Reid

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*Premium ticket includes a free interval drink and programme handbill. A voucher will be available to collect from the Box Office, which can be exchanged for a glass of wine, beer or soft drink on the evening of the concert.

**£9.50 Savers are limited availability and automatically allocated.