Recommended Concert: MITSUKO UCHIDA WITH THE MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall)

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by Nia Liat on February 27, 2022

in Concerts / Events,Music,Theater-San Francisco / Bay Area

CAL PERFORMANCES AT UC BERKELEY PRESENTSMITSUKO UCHIDA WITH THEMAHLER CHAMBER ORCHESTRASUNDAY, MARCH 27 AT 3PMIN ZELLERBACH HALL

Following her all-Schubert recital for last season’s Cal Performances at Home online streaming series Ms. Uchida comes to Zellerbach Hall for an in-person concert with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra that draws a line from Henry Purcell’s uniquely English form of Baroque music to Mozart’s Viennese masterworks. Uchida gained renown early in her career for her complete recorded cycles of Mozart’s concertos and sonatas. The program features two concertos composed in the winter of 1785–86, when Mozart was at the height of his powers: the A major concerto is best known for its magnificent slow movement; the C minor concerto for its inventiveness. Rounding out the program, the strings of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra are featured in a selection of fantasias by Purcell, compositions that cap a fertile era of viol consort music.

Pianist and director Mitsuko Uchida performs with the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
(photo by May Zircus)

Uchida talks with Cal Performances Executive and Artistic Director Jeremy Geffen about her relationship with Schubert and Mozart, the first time hearing an orchestra in Japan, her work with young students at the Marlboro Festival, and more in this Beyond the Stage artist talk.

Mahler Chamber OrchestraMitsuko Uchida, piano and directorMark Steinberg, concertmaster and leader
Mozart/Piano Concerto in A major, K. 488
Purcell/Four Fantasias (arranged for string orchestra)
Mozart/Piano Concerto in C minor, K. 491
Zellerbach Hall, Bancroft Way at Dana Street, UC Berkeley campus
Sunday, March 27 at 3pm
for tickets, call 510.642.9988 or visit Cal Performances

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