Alive, Adventurous, Alluring

A Series

A Series - Alive, Adventurous, Alluring


Alive, adventurous, alluring, A Series highlights

The rich tradition of classical music is very much alive and well. The A Series features classics from the twentieth century, lesser-known compositions and brand-new commissioned works. The orchestra is juxtaposing music by Prokofiev and Sibelius with a commissioned work by the successful Korean composer Unsuk Chin and a recent work by the Peruvian Jimmy López. Gustav Klimt’s art nouveau style runs like a golden thread through the music of his contemporaries (Richard Strauss, Zemlinsky, and Gustav and Alma Mahler), a later work by Cerha and a commissioned work by Deutsch.

Antony Hermus is conducting an all-Dutch programme which also bridges past and present: newly commissioned works by young composers stand in contrast to compositions which caused a stir forty years ago.

Stravinsky’s classic L’histoire du soldat, featuring artist in residence Janine Jansen, has been programmed alongside more recent works by Pärt, Hillborg and Tüür – all under the direction of Kristiina Poska. Matthias Pintscher is leading the orchestra in Bartók’s raw and exciting ballet music The Miraculous Mandarin, his very own Shirim and a commissioned work by Annelies Van Parys.

Symphonic music is both historical and of current relevance. Matthias Pintscher is truly a musician of our time as were Mozart, Beethoven and Mahler in their day – he challenges, inspires and is always looking to blaze new trails with his music. Exactly the type of musician the Concertgebouworkest enjoys working with in the A Series.

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