Mozart’s timeless masterpieces will be performed during our New Year’s concert in Gewandhaus.
The event will open with the splendid overture “The Marriage of Figaro”, K. 492, a work that captivates with its sparkling inexhaustible vitality, sharp dynamic contrasts, as well as a luminous crescendo.
The Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major will continue to celebrate the cheerful mood of this evening. The variety of motifs in this piano concerto are always in accord with each other, and the consistency of piano and orchestra creates a truly extraordinary atmosphere.
The song of joy “Exsultate, jubilate” – “Rejoice, resound with joy, o you blessed souls” keeps our audience in great company, and on the journey towards the New Year. The crowning moment of this evening, Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550, is often referred to as the undisputed favorite among classical music masterpieces. Mozart’s music is often described as ageless, indisputable and inscrutable – characteristics that especially apply to this symphony.