Víkingur Ólafsson

May 7, 2023


Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson, “an arresting artist who in concert creates unique aural landscapes” (Los Angeles Times), in his Symphony Center Presents debut, intersperses Mozart’s keyboard works with music by four contemporaries: Haydn, C.P.E. Bach, Cimarosa and Galuppi. The program includes Liszt’s sublime transcription of Mozart’s Ave verum corpus.

This concert will be performed without an intermission.


Sonata No. 9 in F Minor


Rondo in F Major, K. 494


Rondo in D Minor

Cimarosa, arr. Òlafsson

Sonata No. 42 in D Minor


Fantasy in D Minor, K. 397


Rondo in D Major, K. 485

Cimarosa, arr. Ólafsson

Sonata No. 55 in A Minor


Sonata in B Minor, Hob. XVI:32


Kleine Gigue in G Major, K. 574


Sonata in C Major, K. 545

Mozart, arr. Ólafsson

Adagio from String Quintet No. 3 in G Minor K. 516


Sonata No. 34 in C Minor


Sonata in C Minor, K. 457


Adagio in B Minor, K. 540

Mozart, trans. Lizst

Ave verum corpus, K. 618

Bach (trans. Stradal)

Andante from Organ Sonata No. 4, BWV 528 [Encore]



Enhance your concert experience with these additional events.

Postconcert CD Signing

Please join us for a postconcert CD signing with Víkingur Ólafsson. The signing will take place in Grainger Ballroom and is open to all ticketholders. Merchandise will be available in the Symphony Store preconcert and Grainger Ballroom postconcert.


In appreciation of their generous support for the SEMPRE ALWAYS campaign, the CSO recognizes Randall Kroszner and David Nelson as sponsors of this recital.

Mozart & Contemporaries

Released in 2021, Víkingur Ólafsson’s album Mozart & Contemporaries features some of the pianist’s favorite Mozart keyboard works juxtaposed with works by the composer’s leading contemporaries. Find this album and other highlights of Ólafsson’s at the Symphony Store for a limited time and join us for a postconcert CD signing in Grainger Ballroom.

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