mozart - The Final Symphonies

Thursday 9th December 2021


Irish Chamber Orchestra
Jörg Widmann Director/Clarinet

Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat Major, K. 543
Mozart Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K.550
Mozart Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551 Jupiter

The story of Mozart’s final three symphonies are a microcosm of healing, recovery and renewal. Symphony No. 39, is gentle but buoyant, the least performed of the three but no less a masterwork. Melancholic Symphony No 40, adored by audiences, reflects Mozart’s struggles but the gorgeous. dreamy second movement, sees the strings woven closely together – as in the love duets of Italian operas of the time. Finally, his popular Jupiter Symphony reflects the invincible spirit that drove him to succeed against all odds, with its Olympian character and the greatest of all symphonic finales.

​​​Pre-Concert Interview | Main Stage
6:45pm-7:15pm | Free to concert ticket holders

Prior to the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s performance of Mozart’s Final Symphonies, Matthew Draper (Oboe, ICO) will interview ICO Principal Conductor and Artistic Partner Jörg Widmann.
Clarinetist, composer and conductor Jörg Widmann is one of the most versatile and intriguing artists of his generation. Matthew Draper not only plays Oboe with the ICO, but is also the presence behind the online series Oboe Windfree!
Join us for a lively discussion on tonight’s programme, and other insights into Ireland’s most dynamic ensemble.

As we emerge from the Covid-19 Pandemic, NCH and Ireland’s leading ensembles and soloists come together to create a collaboratively developed season exploring themes of healing, recovery and change.

Presented by the National Concert Hall and Irish Chamber Orchestra

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