Program

Mozart

Piano Concerto No.17 in G Major, K. 453

Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat Major, K. 482

Jörg Widmann

Choralquartett (arr. Jörg Widmann for Chamber Orchestra)

Event Info

Presented by the Princeton University Concerts series. To purchase, and for a complete event listing, click here.

When composer Gustav Mahler came to Princeton University Concerts in 1911 conducting what is now the New York Philharmonic, this concert was one of many on the series by the world’s greatest orchestras at the time. His namesake orchestra was formed in 1997 by Claudio Abbado with a new tradition of orchestral playing in mind: as a nomadic, self-governing ensemble that translates a full orchestral sound into the intimacy of chamber music. Their long-term partnership with legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida—one of the greatest living interpreters of Mozart’s keyboard music—is a gift that keeps on giving. It is a true privilege to hear this fusion of artists who breathe new life into every note that they play on our stage, just a few days before they continue their American tour at Carnegie Hall.