Cancelled because of the health emergency.
Yeol Eum Son, director of the PyeongChang Music Festival, plays Mozart with the Aurora Orchestra:
Aurora Orchestra with Yeol Eum Son
Earthly Rituals: Nature Unwrapped / Mozart’s Piano / Beethoven 250
Saturday 28 March 2020, 7pm
Hall One | King’s Place | 90 York Way | Kings Cross | London N1 9AG
Price: £39.50-£69.50 | Book tickets
Harrison Birtwistle: Cortege
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K488
Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F, Op. 68 Pastoral [from memory]
Yeol Eum Son piano
Nicholas Collon conductor
Showcasing the extraordinary versatility of Kings Place’s Resident Orchestra, Aurora Orchestra’s scintillating programme includes a symphony performed entirely from memory, a work of orchestral theatre from the incomparable imagination of Harrison Birtwistle, and a collaboration with rising star pianist Yeol Eum Son – known for her thoughtful interpretations of Mozart.
Yeol Eum Son performs Mozart’s A major concerto K488, written in 1786 alongside The Marriage of Figaro during the most productive period of the composer’s professional life. The concerto is paired with a rare opportunity to experience Birtwistle’s Cortege for 14 players, a virtuosic work in which musicians take turns to deliver a solo line from the centre of the ensemble, creating a kind of ritualised dance.
In the second half of the concert, Aurora presents Beethoven’s Sixth Symphony, the Pastoral in one of its distinctive memorised performances of a whole symphony, an electrifyingly communicative approach which has become one of the most talked-about innovations in orchestral performance practice in recent years.