Violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and pianist Lambert Orkis give 10 performances across the U.S. in March of 2013.
The tour celebrates a 25 year partnership between Mrs. Mutter and Mr. Orkis that has successfully resulted in seven Deutsche Grammophon recordings, two GRAMMY Awards, an ECHO Award, as well as a Choc de l'Année Award. The recital program will include works by Mozart, Saint Saëns, Schubert, and Lutoslawski, who expressly wrote and dedicated his Partita for Violin and Piano to Mrs. Mutter. In honor of the Polish composer's 100th birthday, she will perform Mr. Lutoslawski's violin works throughout the season. Anne-Sophie Mutter and Lambert Orkis will continue the recital tour in Japan in June and throughout Europe in October. The tour culminates at Carnegie Hall in December where the recital program features the U.S. premiere of Sir André Previn's Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano and the world-premiere of a piece personally commissioned by Anne-Sophie Mutter by Krzysztof Penderecki. This performance commemorates the 25th anniversary of Mrs. Mutter's Carnegie Hall recital debut.
For over 37 years Anne-Sophie Mutter has sustained a career of exceptional musicianship with an unwavering commitment to the future of classical music. Motivated by the desire to promote contemporary music, Mrs. Mutter constantly strives to collaborate with composers and premiere new works. On the occasion of the violinist's 35th stage anniversary, Deutsche Grammophon launched a comprehensive boxed set with all of the artist's DG recordings, including an extensive collection of rare and unpublished recordings and documentation. Simultaneously, an album dedicated to the violinist was released containing the world premiere recordings of works by Wolfgang Rihm (Lichtes Spiel and Dyade), Sebastian Currier (Time Machines) and Krzysztof Penderecki (Duo concertante): a further tribute to her high devotion to contemporary music.
NORTH AMERICAN RECITAL TOUR
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Sonata No. 27 in G for Violin and Piano, K.379
Fantasy for Violin and Piano in C, D. 934
Partita for Violin and Piano
Camille Saint- Saëns:
Sonata No. 1 in D minor for Violin and Piano, Op. 75
March 2, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Rohnert Park, California, Green Music Center
March 3, 2013 - 4:00 PM - Seattle, Washington, Seattle Symphony
March 4, 2013 - 8:00 PM - San Francisco, California, Davies Symphony Hall
March 5, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Santa Barbara, California, Granada Theatre
March 6, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Northridge, California, Valley Performing Arts Center
March 8, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Carmel, Indiana, The Center for the Performing Arts
March 10, 2013 - 3:00 PM - Chicago, Illinois, Chicago Symphony Orchestra
March 11, 2013 - 7:30 PM - Saint Paul, Minnesota, Schubert Club
March 12, 2013 - 8:00 PM - Washington D.C., Music Center at Strathmore
March 14, 2013 - 7:30 PM - Ann Arbor, Michigan, Hill Auditorium