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New Worlds: Genius

Barbican HallSilk Street, London, Greater London, EC2Y 8DS, United Kingdom
Dates/times in London time zone
Friday 01 July 202219:30
Performers
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence CummingsDirector, Harpsichord
Richard EgarrHarpsichord
Robert LevinHarpsichord

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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