Composer, conductor and pianist Ryan Wigglesworth joins fellow pianist Marc-André Hamelin for a four-handed fugue and a romp through the showpiece that Mozart played with his equally gifted sister, Maria Anna Mozart. Wigglesworth also presents the first American performance of his Mozart Variations for piano and orchestra. With boundaries blurred between composer and performer, this program rekindles the spirit of that golden age when Mozart was the toast of the town.
Pre-concert Talk presented one hour prior to each performance. Free with ticket purchase.
Ask the Artist
Ask the Artist to follow the Saturday night concert. Free with ticket purchase.
1 hour, 18 minutes
1 hour, 30 minutes prior to performance
S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium - Benaroya Hall
Ryan Wigglesworth has established himself as one of the foremost composer-conductors of his generation. He was Principal Guest Conductor of the Hallé Orchestra from 2015 to 2018 and Composer in Residence at ENO. He held the Daniel R. Lewis Composer Fellowship with the Cleveland Orchestra for the two seasons 2013/15 and 14/15. As a conductor he is much sought after in repertoire ranging from the baroque to the present day.
Born in Montreal and a resident of Boston, Marc-André Hamelin is the recipient of a lifetime achievement prize by the German Record Critic’s Association, is an Officer of the Order of Canada, a Chevalier de l’Ordre du Québec, and a member of the Royal Society of Canada.
Led by Music Director Thomas Dausgaard, the Seattle Symphony unleashes the power of music, brings people together and lifts the human spirit. Recognized as one of the “most vital American orchestras” (NPR), the Seattle Symphony is internationally acclaimed for its inventive programming, community-minded initiatives and superb recordings on the Seattle Symphony Media label.
Performances of Mozart Concerto for Two Pianos are generously underwritten by the C.E. Stuart Charitable Trust.