Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano
LUTOSŁAWSKI: Musique funèbre BARTÓK: Piano Concerto No. 3 MOZART: Symphony No. 39
Louis Langrée leads the Orchestra and French pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet in Bartók’s lyrical Third Piano Concerto, a work that includes echoes of the call of a bird Bartók heard during a winter he spent in the mountains of North Carolina. The Concerto is paired with Witold Lutosławski’s Musique funèbre, a reverential work that the composer dedicated “à la mémoire de Béla Bartók,” and the evening ends with Mozart’s Symphony No. 39.
Performance begins promptly at its scheduled time. There is no late seating.
For Avery Fisher Hall stage seating, all patrons must be seated by 7:55.
This performance is approximately one hour and 25 minutes long, with one intermission.
Pre-concert recital on Friday, August 10 by Adam Golka, piano, at 7:00 BRAHMS: Three Intermezzos, Op. 117 LUTOSŁAWSKI: Selections from Folk Melodies Pre-concert recital on Saturday, August 11 by the Escher String Quartet at 7:00 DEBUSSY: String Quartet
“Bavouzet achieved an almost Mozartian eloquence...electrifying and flawless. —Independent (U.K.)