Bernstein: Overture to Candide Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major, K.453 Mozart: Adagio and Rondo in C minor for glass harmonica, flute, oboe, viola, and cello, K.617 Gershwin: An American in Paris (New critical edition, edited by Mark Clague)
For this exhilarating evening inspired by fable, film, and the French-American connection, maestro Louis Langrée leads the Festival Orchestra in Bernstein’s Voltaire-inspired overture and a new edition of Gershwin’s score to An American in Paris. The ultimate American Mozart pianist Emanuel Ax ignites the famous melodies of one of Mozart’s finest piano concertos (also Bernstein’s favorite “party” piece). And a rarely performed Mozart chamber work showcases the glass harmonica, invented by another famous American in Paris: Benjamin Franklin.
Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra Louis Langrée, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano Friedrich Heinrich Kern, glass harmonica (Mostly Mozart Festival debut) Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonica
Pre-concert recitals at 6:30 pm Friedrich Heinrich Kern and Philipp Marguerre, glass harmonicas