Yannick Nézet-Séguin will bring Mozart’s lyrical and bright Piano Concerto No. 12 to life in a rare appearance as both conductor and soloist with the OM. The concerto will be followed by Brahms’s third symphony—a sweet, melodic continuation of the OM’s Brahms symphony cycle.
The free-spirited but joyful symphony opens strong with three chords, setting the tone for a compact and unified piece. Mozart himself bragged that he composed the perfect piano concerto, a piece that could be enjoyed both by connoisseurs and the greater public. To start things off, Castro D’Addona’s Diversity gives Latin dance rhythms a classical touch.