Christopher Seaman, Conductor Laureate
The Christopher Seaman Chair, Supported by Barbara and Patrick Fulford and The Conductor Laureate Society
Joyce Yang, piano
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 24
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 1
How glorious it is to behold pure genius at its prime in Mozart’s late, great Piano Concerto No. 24, written during an astoundingly prolific stretch in which the music poured forth as if fully formed. Sibelius is known today as one of the greatest symphonists ever, synonymous with lean, glacial beauty and a groundbreaking style all his own. Here, we hear him on the cusp of a new century, brimming with youthful energy and soaring, expansive soundscapes.