Pianist Dejan Lazic

Celebrating Mozart

Celebrating Mozart
5 - 17 September 2019
Adult tickets start at $49
Croatian-born pianist Dejan Lazić rejoins Richard Tognetti and the Orchestra for a celebration of Mozart’s symphonies and concertos, capped by one of Mozart’s formative influences, Joseph Haydn.

Mozart’s Violin Concerto No.3 is one of Richard Tognetti’s calling cards, with his signature energy and crispness adored by audiences both here and overseas. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No.14 is full of invention and considered the first of his mature concertos. In this program we hear it alongside Dejan’s original arrangement of the Allegretto grazioso from Mozart’s Piano Sonata K.333.

The program is bookended by two great symphonies: Mozart’s Symphony No.25 and the work that directly influenced it, Haydn’s Symphony No.39 ‘Tempesta di mare’. Mozart is known for his rigorous Classicism, but this symphony, instantly recognisable as the dramatic opening of Miloš Forman’s 1984 film Amadeus, is almost “romantic” in its power.

Like Mozart’s symphony, Haydn’s was written when the “Sturm und Drang” movement was strong, and its passion and drama still captivates audiences today.

Program Detail

HAYDNSymphony No.39 in G minor ‘Tempesta di mare’
MOZARTRondo Concertante (arr. Dejan Lazić) - Australian Premiere
MOZARTPiano Concerto No.14 in E-flat major
MOZARTViolin Concerto No.3 in G major
MOZARTSymphony No.25 in G minor
Concert duration
110 min (incl interval)
Playlist by the ACO
Celebrating Mozart
Free pre-concert talk
Join us 45 minutes before the performance to learn about the concert from a music expert.

Tue 10 Sep, 6:45pm

Thu 12 Sep, 6:15pm

Tue 17 Sep, 7:15pm

Sun 15 Sep, 2:15pm

Thu 5 Sep, 6:45pm

Sat 7 Sep, 7:15pm

Sun 8 Sep, 1:45pm

Mon 9 Sep, 6:45pm



Watch & Listen

Pianist Dejan Lazic in front of a piano

Dive In: Celebrating Mozart 

Preview the music and composers that will feature in the program.

The ACO walking onto stage around a grand piano

ABC Classic Broadcast

This concert will be broadcast on ABC Classic on 15 September.