“If you want to hear perfection, this is it,” says Music Director Peter Oundjian of Mozart’s final concerto, performed here by rising star pianist Albert Cano Smit, winner of the 2019 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the 2017 Walter W. Naumburg Piano Competition. Mozart is at his most majestic and most beautiful in his Symphony No. 39. Andrew Grams conducts this all-Mozart program, which begins with a dark and intense serenade for winds.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, conductor Ryan Bancroft is unable to visit the Festival this summer. Andrew Grams will conduct this program; all repertoire remains the same. This concert previously experienced a change of guest artist; Albert Cano Smit now performs in place of Simone Dinnerstein.
This concert has had a change of guest artist; Simone Dinnerstein was forced to withdraw due to a scheduling conflict.
Albert Cano Smit, piano
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Serenade No. 12 in C Minor, K.388
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat Major, K. 595
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Symphony No.39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
- Ryan Bancroft is the first American conductor to be named principal conductor of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales; read about his appointment
- “Mozart has always been a favorite composer of mine, due mostly to the fact that the first CD I ever received from my parents was a ‘Best of Mozart’ recording.” Read more about conductor Ryan Bancroft in our profile