Aurora Orchestra with Yeol Eum Son at Kings Place CANCELLED

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

Yeol Eum Son

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.

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