Mozart’s Symphony No. 33, composed while the 23-year-old was still living at home (begrudgingly) in Salzburg, crystallizes the breezy and inviting style of his youth. By the time he performed his final piano concerto twelve years later, Mozart had reached new heights of elegance and sophistication from his adopted home in Vienna. Javier Perianes, bringing “his silvery tone, which has the consistency of aural mercury” (Los Angeles Times), adds his name to the illustrious list of guest pianists who have championed Mozart with Orpheus. A chamber orchestra arrangement by conductor Dennis Russell Davies expands the sweet miniatures that Dvořák composed for friends to play at home.


Javier Perianes, piano

James MATHESON: Still Life (Commissioned by Orpheus)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27
in B-flat Major, K. 595
DVOŘÁK: Bagatelles, Op. 47
(arr. Dennis Russell Davies)

MOZART: Symphony No. 33 in B-flat Major, K. 319


Works listed in red are part of Now Hear This, a new Orpheus initiative dedicated to re-imagining musical gems from the past with new orchestration!

Composer James Matheson speaks about his new piece Still Life:

“There’s a double meaning to Still Life; both in its reference to a style of visual art that focused on the complexity of arrangement within a seemingly simple form, as well the fact that the surface simplicity of a still life also has a shimmering activity in the details of the work; a productive tension between the surface detail and the simple form that holds it together.

The second meaning here is simply acknowledging that, despite the division into polarized groups that define the political and social system today. It’s still life as it has always been.”

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More upcoming performances

Orpheus on Tour- Tianjin, China

April 12, 2019 | 7:30PM
Tianjin Grand Theatre
Tianjin, China

Orpheus on Tour- Hong Kong

April 13, 2019 | 8:00PM
Hong Kong University
Hong Kong, China

Orpheus on Tour- Taichung, Taiwan

April 14, 2019 | 3:00PM
National Taichung Theatre
Taichung, Taiwan

Orpheus on Tour- Taipei, Taiwan

April 16, 2019 | 7:30PM
National Concert Hall Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan

Orpheus on Tour- Nagoya, Japan

April 18, 2019 | 6:45AM
Aichi Arts Center

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