Free and open to the public without ticket!
• W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Three Pianos, K. 242
• Richard Danielpour’s “A Simple Prayer” for strings
• W.A. Mozart, Concerto for Two Pianos, K. 365
*2:30 PM – Onstage discussion with musicians will precede the concert.
Mozart’s Concertos for Three Pianos and Two Pianos will highlight Chamber Orchestra FIRST EDITIONS’ program at Lang Concert Hall, Sunday afternoon, February 9, at 3 PM. Swarthmore College’s Marcantonio Barone, Andrew Hauze, and Sumi Onoe ‘2021, will be the soloists in the three-piano concerto, K. 242. Swarthmore resident Charles Abramovic will join Barone for the two-piano concerto, K. 365. Between the two concertos, the Orchestra will present the local premiere of Richard Danielpour’s “A Simple Prayer” for strings.
Said the orchestra’s artistic director and conductor James Freeman, “What Mozart learned in the three years between K. 242 (1776) and K. 365 (1779) is more than astonishing. We can see and hear the remarkable growth of a supremely talented young composer to an incomparable genius. Balancing these remarkable works of Mozart’s final years in Salzburg is a small masterpiece by Richard Danielpour, one of the most sought-after composers of his generation.”