BEYOND THE SCORE®: MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27


Sunday, April 15, 2018 2:00PM
Copley Symphony Hall

BEYOND THE SCORE®: MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27
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BEYOND THE SCORE®: MOZART'S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 27
ELUSIVE SIMPLICITY?
A Jacobs Masterworks Concert

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor/piano
Tasha Koontz, soprano
Jerry Hager, mime
Nuvi Mehta, narrator
Scott Rad Brown, actor

MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595

A Beyond The Score® multi-media concert presentation! Beyond The Score® is a production of The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Gerard McBurney, Creative Director of Beyond The Score®.

The circumstances around Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s composition of his final piano concerto are a little mysterious: it was probably given on a program only marginally devoted to Mozart, and Mozart himself may or may not have performed it. The work also seems to reflect Mozart’s increasing uncertainty about his life and composing career, and he might have been recycling themes for other commissions around the same time.

Elusive Simplicity? In this unique and remarkable Beyond the Score® presentation, audiences will discover that beneath the simplicity of Mozart's final piano concerto lies one of the most subtle and perfect architectural structures in music. Composed less than a year before Mozart's untimely death, this concerto evokes a variety of intensely personal and painful experiences. By turns mysterious, luminous and tragic, this kaleidoscope of sound is magically held together by a blend of elegance and poignancy.

Using narrator, actor, soprano, mime and other theatrical devices, this Beyond the Score® presentation proposes the circumstances which led to the creation of this soulful, quietly revolutionary concerto, performed by Jeffrey Kahane.

Please note: there will NOT be a pre-concert talk for this program.


Ever wondered what inspired the creation of a great work of art? Journey into the heart of the music with Beyond the Score®. With live actors, visual illustrations, and musical examples, this multimedia experience reveals the illuminating stories found "inside" the score. After intermission, concertgoers return with newly discovered knowledge to hear a performance of the work played in its entirety.

Learn more about Jeffrey Kahane in a wide-ranging interview just published by the San Diego Union Tribune!



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