Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Special

December 28 to 30

 

The period between Christmas and New Year’s Eve is bridged by three consecutive evenings of concert premieres by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO). Under the guidance of former chief conductor Mariss Jansons, the orchestra will perform an anniversary concert, recorded 125 exactly years after the orchestra was founded! The RCO will perform the world premiere of the composition ‘Mysteries’ by Louis Andriessen, arguably the most famous Dutch composer. On the evenings of 29 and 30 December, Andris Nelsons will lead the RCO in two concerts from 2014. On the program are Shostakovich’s Fourth and Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ Double Concerto, Op. 102 with violinist Liviu Prunaru and cellist Gregor Horsch as star soloists.


Friday, December 28 at 21:00 | 125th Anniversary Concert

Mariss Jansons conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Exactly 125 years after the opening concert, the RCO is giving its Anniversary Concert, featuring a world premiere: "Mysteriën" (Mysteries) by Louis Andriessen, the Netherlands' most famous living composer. Also on the programme is Richard Strauss's tone poem "Ein Heldenleben" (A Hero's Life), dedicated in 1898 to RCO, which celebrated its tenth anniversary that year, and to Willem Mengelberg, its chief conductor at the time. Founded in 1888, the Concertgebouworkest ranks among the world's best orchestras. It is named after its home place, the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) in Amsterdam, which opened in April 1888. In 1988, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands conferred the "Royal" title upon the orchestra.


Saturday, December 29 at 21:00 | Nelsons conducts Flothuis, Strauss & Shostakovich

Marius Flothuis (1914-2001): Cantus amoris, Op. 78 - Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Oboe Concerto in D major - Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony Nr. 5 in D minor, Op. 47. Alexei Ogrintchouk (Oboe), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; conductor: Andris Nelsons. Recorded in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Founded in 1888, the Concertgebouworkest ranks among the world's best orchestras. It is named after its home place, the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) in Amsterdam, which opened in April 1888. In 1988, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands conferred the "Royal" title upon the orchestra.


Sunday, December 30 at 21:00 | Andris Nelsons conducts Brahms and Shostakovich

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Double Concerto in A minor, Op. 102 - Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Op. 43. Liviu Prunaru (violin), Gregor Horsch (cello), Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; conductor: Andris Nelsons. Recorded in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. Founded in 1888, the Concertgebouworkest ranks among the world's best orchestras. It is named after its home place, the Concertgebouw (Concert Hall) in Amsterdam, which opened in April 1888. In 1988, Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands conferred the "Royal" title upon the orchestra.