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New Worlds: Genius

Academy of Ancient Music

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Grandeur, poetry and pure, unstoppable genius. Laurence Cummings conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Mozart’s Jupiter symphony. 

No composer knew how to thrill an audience quite like Mozart. ‘In my opera, you’ll find music to please every kind of ear,’ he said of Idomeneo, and the majestic ballet music with which he crowned the action is the perfect curtain-raiser for a concert that ends with his last – and some would say greatest – symphony, the Jupiter

It's a glorious finale to Laurence Cummings' first season as Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music too – and if you’ve never heard the Jupiter played with all the clarity and verve of a virtuoso period-instrument orchestra, you’re in for an electrifying surprise. First, though, a flourish of end-of-season fireworks as Cummings joins Mozartian extraordinaire Robert Levin and pianist Ya-Fei Chuang in a joyous triple concerto, written when Mozart was barely out of his teens. 

The performance ends at approximately 9.30pm, with a 20-minute interval.

Produced by the Academy of Ancient Music

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6.30pm, Fountain Room

Free. Please note the change in venue from as originally advertised.


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