—The New York Times
Throughout 'Mozart Dances,' Mark Morris emerges as the most artfully musical choreographer alive.
Colin Fowler, conductor and piano
Inon Barnatan, piano
More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in the 2007–08 season, Mark Morris' sublime, joyful Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall in its eagerly awaited reprise. Praised for its emotional breadth and formal inventiveness, Morris' buoyant, exhilarating choreography is set to three exquisite Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595—in which light and dark reside side by side. The music is performed live by the Berkeley Symphony conducted by Colin Fowler, joined by celebrated Israeli-American pianist Inon Barnatan as soloist. "To hear Mozart through Morris' ears is to appreciate the music in scintillating new detail" (The Guardian, London).
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Mozart Listening Party
Sat, Sep 21, 2019, 5pm
Mark Morris and company music director Colin Fowler delve into Mozart's music with Cal Performances' executive and artistic director Jeremy Geffen. Free and open to the public.
Dance with MMDG
Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 11am
A community dance class led by a member of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Open to all ages and abilities. $10.
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Program notes will be available approximately one week before the performance.