TWO STRIKING MOZARTS & SCHUMANN’S “RHENISH”
Maestro Michael Laus will be performing as both conductor and soloist the second concert of the Piano Concerto series, featuring the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra at Teatru Manoel on the 6th May.
This concert will present two striking and dramatic works by Mozart, composed only two years apart and both written in the dark, chilling key of D minor. Two blasting chords announce the beginning of his masterful Don Giovanni Overture, which provides the perfect canvas for Mozart’s most renowned and influential keyboard concerto – Piano Concerto Nr 20 in D minor, K. 466.
The second half transports the audience through five movements of music in Schumann’s last and arguably most beautiful symphony – Symphony Nr 3 in E-flat “Rhenish”, so called for its composition on the famous Rhine River.
Mro Laus has guest-conducted a number of prestigious international orchestras and performs regularly as a piano and harpsichord player.
Audiences can look forward to the third and last of the piano concertos in this series, featuring conductor Kaspar Zehnder, and Natacha Chircop and Marco Rivoltini as soloists on the 27th May.
The performance will commence at 8pm. Tickets are priced between €10 and €30, and can be purchased from the Manoel Theatre website. Alternatively, you may book through firstname.lastname@example.org or call 2124 6389.