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- 60 mins, no interval Duration* Due to the nature of live music, the duration listed is an estimate only.
- Piano Solo Instrument
- Elder Hall Location
When 20th-century masters Stravinsky and Prokofiev looked back at the music of the Baroque and Classical eras, they did so with affection and wit. For Dumbarton Oaks, Stravinsky was asked to create a work of ‘Brandenburg Concerto’ dimensions, and the result was a sly, rhythmically inventive homage to the music of Bach and Mozart. The young Prokofiev wanted to write a symphony in the style of Haydn; it turned out that this Classical symphony has as much fun with Haydn as it does with the audience. It won’t surprise you to learn that Prokofiev was also a great chess player!
In between, a classical masterpiece: a concerto which marks the beginning of an exceptionally rich period in Mozart’s musical life. When he first played it in public, he reported that it ‘won extraordinary applause’. And no wonder.
As a condition of entry all persons aged 12 and over will need to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or a valid medical exemption to gain entry to this event.
- Patrons will need to show their COVID-19 digital certificate on their smart device (as part of the QR Code check in process) OR provide photo identification with a printed immunisation certificate.
- Those with an official medical exemption will need to show their certificate of exemption
- For the safety of our patrons and players, please do not attend a concert if you feel unwell or have cold or flu-like symptoms.
Program to include
- Stravinsky Dumbarton Oaks
- Mozart Piano Concerto No.14
- Prokofiev Symphony No.1 Classical