Timeless Brilliance: Honoring Mozart's Birthday at the Kennedy Center
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Acclaimed violinist Leila Josefowicz and choreographer Jessica Lang and her dance company join the National Symphony Orchestra to perform Pulitzer winner John Adams' Violin Concerto in the final program of the NEW MOVES: symphony + dance festival. Called "a master of visual composition" by Dance Magazine, Lang sets original choreography to Adams' melodic and colorful 1993 work. Josefowicz's playing has been described as being full of "zest and fiery personality" (Chicago Sun-Times) -- a perfect match for this expressive, breathless work. Also on the program are Aaron Copland's Pulitzer-winning masterpiece of pioneer life, Appalachian Spring; Michael Daugherty's Superman-inspired Red Cape Tango; and Sinfonia No. 4 ("Strands") by George Walker, the first African-American composer to win the Pulitzer. Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
Schiff both leads the orchestra and performs on the keyboard in Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9, in E-flat major, K. 271; Symphony No. 40 in G minor; and Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595.
Around the world, from Salzburg to Lincoln Center, people are celebrating the birth of one of the most prolific and venerable composers of all time: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Washington Performing Arts Society commemorates this occasion by presenting Cappella Andrea Barca in an all-Mozart program.
In 1999, pianist Andras Schiff embarked on a seven-year long journey to perform the complete catalogue of Mozart piano concertos with a chamber orchestra he created for that purpose, Cappella Andrea Barca.
The October performance offers a rare opportunity to hear the culmination of seven years of collaboration by an ensemble playing only the works of the composer they were created to perform.
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