One of Mozart’s most well-known works will be performed this week at the Seattle Symphony, as they present his Piano Concerto No. 23. The graceful concerto will feature Russian pianist Boris Giltburg and the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Dausgaard. Bookending the concerto are Haydn’s hymn-based Symphony No. 88 and Schoenberg’s moody tone poem for strings, Verklärte Nacht. Seattle Symphony’s balanced and interesting programming almost always throws a bone to those with more obscure taste or audience members just looking to get out of the 18th century–if Mozart isn’t your thing (though I guarantee you’ll be swayed by this concerto), check this one out for the Schoenberg.
The show opens Thursday, March 10 and runs through the weekend–buy your tickets online.
Seattle Symphony Presents: Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23
When: March 10, 12 and 13. Times vary; see schedule for details.
Where: Benaroya Hall (200 Union St)