Timeless Brilliance: Honoring Mozart's Birthday at the Kennedy Center
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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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Established in 1965 by impresario Patrick Hayes, the organization flourished under Douglas Wheeler from 1982 to 2002. Now with the inspired leadership of President Neale Perl, Washington Performing Arts Society continues to be widely recognized as one of the leading presenters of the performing arts in the nation.