New Worlds | Genius


New Worlds | Genius

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 Cummings’ 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 acclaimed soloist Ya-Fei Chuang and Mozartian extraordinaire Robert Levin in a joyous triple concerto, written when Mozart was barely out of his teens.

Laurence Cummings – director & harpsichord
Ya-Fei Chuang – fortepiano
Robert Levin – tangent piano
Concert details
Mozart Overture and Ballet from Idomeneo
Mozart Piano Concerto No.7 K242 á 3
Mozart Symphony No.41 'Jupiter'
Ya-Fei Chuang fortepiano
Robert Levin tangent piano
Academy of Ancient Music
Laurence Cummings director & harpsichord
Concert dates
Barbican Hall, London
Friday, 01 July 2022 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £10 – £40
Box office: 020 7638 8891