When the Boston Symphony Orchestra opens its 131st season Friday evening at Symphony Hall, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter will be at the helm. She's playing all five Mozart violin concertos across two nights.
Since the departure of music director James Levine at the end of last season, the BSO has been without a chief conductor, and Friday, Mutter will play and conduct the Mozart concertos at the same time.
We caught up with Mutter between rehearsals at Symphony Hall, where she praised the BSO's ability to play Mozart with "natural elegance."
- Anne-Sophie Mutter, celebrated violin virtuoso; 2011 recipient of the International Ernst von Siemens Music Prize
This segment aired on September 30, 2011.