What happens when a fearless improviser, already a top virtuoso in the city that dominates the music world, trades his piano keyboard for a blank orchestral score? Whether we are talking about Beethoven composing his First Symphony in Vienna, or jazz pianist Vijay Iyer creating a new work for Orpheus in New York, the results are electrifying. No lineup of powerhouse pianist-composers would be complete without Mozart, whose bold risks paid off in the Piano Concerto No. 9 he composed at 21.

Program:

VIJAY IYER: ASUNDER – World premiere
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 “Jeunehomme”
BEETHOVEN: Symphony no. 1

2017-18 Orpheus at Carnegie Hall

2017-18 Season Preview

January 7 | 5:30PM
Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center
New York, NY

Truls Mørk, cello

December 2 | 7:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage
New York, NY

Tine Thing Helseth, trumpet

February 3 | 7:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage
New York, NY

Lisa Batiashvili, violin

March 24 | 7:00PM
Carnegie Hall, Stern Auditorium | Perelman Stage
New York, NY


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