June 29, 2017
Season Preview: Anne-Sophie Mutter

Virtuoso violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter, four-time Grammy® Award winner and global phenomenon, has been a permanent fixture of the classical music since her professional debut at the age of 13.  Mrs. Mutter has performed on all the major stages internationally, and has inspired concertgoers, composers and young violinists with her extraordinary musical and technical facility and rare artistic communicative ability.  In honor of her 40th anniversary, Deutsche Grammophon recently released Mutterissimo – The Art of Anne-Sophie Mutter, a double-disc compilation which highlights her vast and diverse discography.

In the coming season, Anne-Sophie Mutter is the featured soloist in the opening gala night performances for both the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.  Under the baton of conductor JoAnn Falletta, Mrs. Mutter presents a thrilling program of Brahms, Weiner, and Tchaikovsky’s brilliant Violin Concerto in Buffalo; in Chicago, she joins Ricardo Muti and Orchestra in Mozart’s “Turkish” Violin Concerto, with two subsequent performances of Tchaikovsky.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 8 PM
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra - Kleinhans Music Hall
JoAnn Falletta, conductor
BRAHMS Hungarian Dances
WEINER Hungarian Folk Dance Suite
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto

Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra Hall
Ricardo Muti, conductor
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major “Turkish”

Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 8 PM
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 7:30 PM
Chicago Symphony Orchestra - Orchestra Hall
Ricardo Muti, conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto in D Major

As a champion of new music, Mrs. Mutter routinely engages living composers, and she has given world premiere performances of many of the world’s most important musical voices, including Sebastian Currier, Henri Dutilleux, Sofia Gubaidulina, Witold Lutoslawski, Norbert Moret, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir André Previn and Wolfgang Rihm among others.  In March of 2018, Mutter returns to the United States for performances in Rohnert Park, California and in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and features works of Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki and Sir André Previn.  At Carnegie Hall, Mutter performs the world premiere of Previn’s The Fifth Season for Violin and Piano which was co-commissioned by Mutter and the presenter.  

Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 2 PM
Carnegie Hall - Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage
BACH Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor, BWV 1004
ANDRÉ PREVIN The Fifth Season for Violin and Piano (World Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
Violin Sonata No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100

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