Mahler Chamber Orchestra with Mitsuko Uchida, piano and director
Celebrated international ensemble the Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) returns to Carolina Performing Arts for an enchanting evening of Mozart and Purcell, featuring pianist and director Mitsuko Uchida and concertmaster and leader Mark Steinberg.
Founded in 1997 based on the shared vision of being a free and international ensemble, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra is dedicated to creating and sharing exceptional experiences in classical music. Committed to excellence, its musicians are unafraid of taking risks. The MCO’s core repertoire, ranging from the Viennese classical and early Romantic periods to contemporary pieces and world premieres, reflects the orchestra’s agility in crossing musical boundaries.
Joining them for this performance is the legendary pianist Mitsuko Uchida, who brings a deep insight into the music she plays through her own quest for truth and beauty. Renowned for her interpretations of Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Beethoven, she has also illuminated the music of Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, and Boulez for a new generation of listeners. She regularly performs with the world’s most respected orchestras—including the Cleveland Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, Berlin Philharmonic, Bayerischer Rundfunk, and London Symphony. This is her fifth appearance at Carolina Performing Arts.
Runtime approximately 95 minutes, including intermission. Masks required at all times while inside CPA venues during the 21/22 season. For additional health and safety information and more, visit our FAQ page.
About the Mahler Chamber Orchestra
The Mahler Chamber Orchestra (MCO) was founded in 1997 based on the shared vision of being a free
and international ensemble, dedicated to creating and sharing exceptional experiences in classical music. With 45 members spanning 20 different countries at its core, the MCO works as a nomadic collective of passionate musicians uniting for specific tours in Europe and across the world. The orchestra is constantly on the move: it has, to date, performed in over 40 countries across five continents. It is governed collectively by its management team and orchestra board; decisions are made democratically with the participation of all musicians.