At the heart of the concert is a memorised performance of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, the composer’s final and arguably greatest single musical achievement.
This most perfectly-crafted expression of symphonic form is presented here entirely from memory: a thrillingly direct and communicative performance style pioneered by Aurora in recent years as the first orchestra in history to play whole symphonies without the aid of sheet music.
The programme also includes genre-bending composer Max Richter’s Journey (CP1919), a new work written for this project to be performed in the dark, and Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto Concentric Paths, a soaring modern masterpiece performed by Pekka Kuusisto – one of the brightest stars in today’s musical firmament.
Part of The Orchestral Theatre: The Claus Moser Series
RepertoireBeethoven: Molto adagio from String Quartet in E minor, Op.59 No.2 (Razumovsky)
The production features flashing lights.