Concertgebouw orchestra brings War & Peace
The next year a hundred years ago that the First world War ended. It is, therefore, the Royal Concertgebouw orchestra in the coming season with a series of concerts around the theme of War & Peace.
That was Monday when the seizoenspresentatie 2017/2018. published.
As the orchestra plays music from three historical periods of war and political unrest, in which “resistance and hope for a future with more tolerance,” paramount. It comes to Prokojevs Suite from War and peace, but also of Handel, Mozart, Beethoven, Kodály, Honegger, Hartmann, and Escher.
Managing director Jan Raes said proudly that in the new season next chief conductor Daniele Gatti also predecessors Bernard Haitink, Riccardo Chailly and Mariss Jansons guest. “The four living chief conductor. That’s never happened before.”
The Dutch soprano Eva-Maria Westbroek is roped as ‘artist in residence’. It is to be heard in various concert programmes, in which they work plays works by Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Rachmaninoff and Barber.
The orchestra also continues to RCO meets Europe. In this tour, which last season began, the musicians all 28 member states in the European Union. Meanwhile, there are ten concerts have been and will in the coming year, seven appearances on the program.
Here, the orchestra plays together with young talents from the respective countries. A project that, according to Raes worldwide interest. In addition to Europe, the orchestra in the coming season on tour in the United States, Japan, and Korea.