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 expand the sweet miniatures that Dvořák composed for friends to play at home. Continuing Orpheus’ American Notes initiative, local composer James Matheson presents a new work in the “home court” of Carnegie Hall.



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
(NY Premiere, arr. Dennis Russell Davies)

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

*This piece is made possible by a grant from the Fromm Music Foundation


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.”

More upcoming performances

Orpheus on Tour- Osaka, Japan

April 21, 2019 | 2:00PM
Osaka Symphony Hall
Osaka, Japan

Orpheus on Tour- Tokyo, Japan

April 22, 2019 | 7:00PM
Suntory Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Orpheus on Tour- Tokyo, Japan

April 23, 2019 | 7:00PM
Suntory Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Orpheus on Tour- Koriyama, Japan

April 25, 2019 | 7:00PM
Kenshin Cultural Center
Koriyama, Japan

Orpheus on Tour- Tokyo, Japan

April 26, 2019 | 7:00PM
Kioi Hall
Tokyo, Japan

Orpheus on Tour- Yokosuka, Japan

April 27, 2019 | 2:00PM
Yokosuka Arts Center
Yokosuka, Japan

Merry Pranks | Mahan Esfahani, Harpsichord

May 8, 2019 | 7:30PM
Kaufmann Concert Hall at 92nd Street Y
New York, NY

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