New Worlds | Genius

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New Worlds | Genius

Grandeur, poetry and pure, unstoppable genius. Laurence Cummings conducts the Academy of Ancient Music in Mozart’s Jupiter symphony.

No composer knew how to thrill an audience quite like Mozart. ‘In my opera, you’ll find music to please every kind of ear,’ he said of Idomeneo, and the majestic ballet music with which he crowned the action is the perfect curtain-raiser for a concert that ends with his last – and some would say greatest – symphony, the Jupiter.

It’s a glorious finale to Laurence Cumming’s first season as Music Director of the Academy of Ancient Music too – and if you’ve never heard the Jupiter played with all the clarity and verve of a virtuoso period-instrument orchestra, you’re in for an electrifying surprise. First, though, a flourish of end-of-season fireworks as Cummings joins former AAM Music Director Richard Egarr and Mozartian extraordinaire Robert Levin in a joyous triple concerto, written when Mozart was barely out of his teens.

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Laurence Cummings
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Richard Egarr
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Robert Levin
Concert details
Mozart Overture and Ballet from Idomeneo
Mozart Piano Concerto No.7 K242 á 3
Mozart Symphony No.41, Jupiter
Richard Egarr, Robert Levin harpsichords
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings director & harpsichord
Concert dates
Barbican Hall, London
Friday, 01 July 2022 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 – £40
Box office: 020 7638 8891