Acclaimed “first-rate Mozartean” by the Chicago Tribune and an “exquisite Mozart interpreter” by The Orange County Register, internationally-renowned pianist Orli Shaham performs Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major for this latest Summer Replay virtual concert this Thursday at 7 p.m.
Shaham holds degrees from The Juilliard School and Columbia University, and in the fall of 2019, she released recordings of Mozart’s Piano Concertos K. 453 and K. 491 (Nos. 17 and 21) with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.
This bright and joyous concerto was one of the rare concertos that Mozart wrote for another artist to perform (and not himself) – the Austrian pianist Barbara Ployer. As his guest, Mozart brought along the renowned Italian composer Giovanni Paisiello, whose latest piece, “The Barber of Seville,” had already made Figaro an operatic celebrity before either Mozart or Rossini took a stab at the character.
Eileen Jeanette, Pacific Symphony’s senior-vice president of artistic planning, opens this concert with an interview with Orli Shaham, so please join us on Thursday, August 13 at 7:00pm to watch this free virtual performance of Piano Concerto No. 17 in G major by W.A. Mozart as part of our Summer Replay series!
Check out her ongoing Midweek Mozart project below, as she prepares to release her album of the complete Mozart piano sonatas!