Alive, Adventurous, Alluring

A Series

A Series - Alive, Adventurous, Alluring


Alive, adventurous, alluring, A Series highlights

The Classical–Romantic tradition blends seamlessly with the modernity of the twentieth century and has since spread in numerous directions, as can clearly be heard in the Concertgebouworkest’s A Series, the aim of which is to link classic twentieth-century works with lesser-known and more recent compositions.

As part of a number of Meet Thomas Adès concerts, the orchestra is collaborating intensively with the British composer–conductor Thomas Adès. Tradition is alive and kicking in his music – sounds from the past haunt his compositions, repeatedly emerging in a contemporary context. Adès is conducting three separate programmes in the A Series.

Violist Tabea Zimmermann, who is serving as the orchestra’s artist in residence this season, is appearing as soloist in Georges Lentz’s beautiful, atmospheric Monh, which conductor Gustavo Gimeno juxtaposes with ballet music by Stravinsky and Bartók, and a commissioned work by Detlev Glanert.

Two concerts are part of the thematic series Man and Myth. Andris Nelsons connects the music of Beethoven, Skryabin and Dean on a programme about Prometheus. The Finnish conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali is making his first appearance with the orchestra, which he leads in Stravinsky’s thrilling Oedipus rex and a commissioned work by the Dutch composer Theo Verbey.

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  • 3 concerten
  • 3 concerten