Kelly Kuo, conductor
Jeff Nelsen, horn
HINDEMITH (arr. FRANZ WILLIAMS) Tuttifäntchen (OMP premiere)
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 3 in E-flat Major, K. 447 (OMP premiere)
MOZART Symphony No. 30 in D Major, K. 202
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat Major, K. 495 (OMP premiere)
OMP lives up to its namesake in this concert featuring three OMP premieres, including Mozart’s Symphony No. 30. But first, Hindemith’s Tuttifäntchen Suite, where the simple, direct, and beautiful music tells the story of a puppet who comes to life and causes trouble. The captivating evening turns to Jeff Nelsen, formerly of Canadian Brass, who gives a truly Fearless Performance (the title of his recent TedX talk and his company) as he plays two of Mozart’s four horn concertos — tour-de-forces written for the valveless hunting horn. It’s a concert of lesser-known masterpieces, whimsy, a rarely-featured solo instrument — and Mozart!
A pre-concert talk will take place at 6:45 p.m.