Symphonic music written over the last 100 years, in six (or three) Friday evening concerts
The symphonic tradition is very much alive and kicking. In the A Series, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra focuses closely on music from the last 100 years – all under the baton of conductors who approach twentieth-century and contemporary music with both passion and expertise.
Daniele Gatti is conducting a programme based on the theme of War and Peace featuring the world premiere of a work by Guillaume Connesson and Hartmann’s Concerto funebre with soloist Leonidas Kavakos.
This series features yet another world premiere, that of Peter Eötvös’s Multiversum for orchestra, organ and Hammond organ, conducted by the Hungarian composer himself as part of a cosmic programme also featuring works by Ligeti and Vivier.
Two works by the acclaimed Dutch composer Rudolf Escher (b. 1912, d. 1980) have been programmed in the A Series: the compelling Musique pour l’esprit en deuil conducted by Daniele Gatti and the Passacaglia for orchestra led by Matthias Pintscher.
Tickets for this series are available to Concert Friends at a discount.