Alive, adventurous, alluring

newly commissioned works alongside masterpieces

A Series

A Series

The classical music tradition is very much alive and kicking. The A Series presents newly commissioned works alongside familiar and unfamiliar masterpieces from the last 100 years.

Symphonic music continues to this day to develop. Always with a finger on the pulse of today’s world, composers like Tan Dun, Thomas Adès and Matthias Pintscher do so with great respect for tradition. You can see all three of them at work as conductors in the A Series. Adès will be conducting Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Dutch premieres of two of his own recent works, as well as Veronika Krausas’s Caryatids. Pintscher will be juxtaposing two parts of his Shirim cycle with The Miraculous Mandarin. Here, Bartók’s pantomime is brought to life with dance puppetry. And Tan Dun is conducting the world premiere of his grand Requiem for Nature.

Also not to be missed is Barbara Hannigan’s Concert­gebouw Orchestra conducting debut in a stunning programme about loss and grief in collaboration with the orchestra’s creative partner Pierre Audi. With works by composers such as Ligeti, Morricone, Shostakovich and Thorvaldsdottir, the richness and diversity of twentieth­- and twenty-­first-­century symphonic music truly flourish in the A Series.

After the concerts

Meet the Artists

Meet the ArtistsAfter the concerts, you are welcome in the Spiegelzaal of the Concertgebouw to meet the performers.

Alive, adventurous, alluring

The classical music tradition is very much alive and kicking. The A Series presents newly commissioned works alongside familiar and unfamiliar masterpieces from the last 100 years.

Symphonic music continues to this day to develop. Always with a finger on the pulse of today’s world, composers like Tan Dun, Thomas Adès and Matthias Pintscher do so with great respect for tradition. You can see all three of them at work as conductors in the A Series. Adès will be conducting Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and Dutch premieres of two of his own recent works, as well as Veronika Krausas’s Caryatids. Pintscher will be juxtaposing two parts of his Shirim cycle with The Miraculous Mandarin. Here, Bartók’s pantomime is brought to life with dance puppetry. And Tan Dun is conducting the world premiere of his grand Requiem for Nature.

Also not to be missed is Barbara Hannigan’s Concert­gebouw Orchestra conducting debut in a stunning programme about loss and grief in collaboration with the orchestra’s creative partner Pierre Audi. With works by composers such as Ligeti, Morricone, Shostakovich and Thorvaldsdottir, the richness and diversity of twentieth­- and twenty-­first-­century symphonic music truly flourish in the A Series.

After the concerts

Meet the Artists

Meet the ArtistsAfter the concerts, you are welcome in the Spiegelzaal of the Concertgebouw to meet the performers.

Choose one of these options

your selection

A Series with 6 concerts

A Series
  • Grade 1+ €285.00
  • Grade 1 €285.00
  • Grade 2 €285.00
  • Grade 3 €285.00

A1 Series with 3 concerts

A Series
  • Grade 1+ €150.00
  • Grade 1 €150.00
  • Grade 2 €150.00
  • Grade 3 €150.00

A2 Series with 3 concerts

A Series
  • Grade 1+ €150.00
  • Grade 1 €150.00
  • Grade 2 €150.00
  • Grade 3 €150.00

You choose the following concerts

  • Geanandrea Noseda is conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra (photo: Milagro Elstak)
    Geanandrea Noseda is conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra (photo: Milagro Elstak)

    Italian sounds and ‘golden boy’ Klimt

    Gianandrea Noseda conducts Respighi, Dallapiccola and a world premiere

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Igor Stravinsky (en)

      Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum

    • Luigi Dallapiccola (en)

      Partita

    • -- interval --

    • Bernd Richard Deutsch (en)

      Phantasma (commissioned work)

    • Ottorino Respighi (en)

      Metamorphoseon

    • Gianandrea Noseda

      conductor

    • Igor Stravinsky

      composer

    • Bernd Richard Deutsch

      composer

    • Ottorino Respighi

      composer

    • Lilian Farahani

      soprano

  • Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve

    Barbara Hannigan conducts

    A touching programme centering around loss, mourning and metamorphosis

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Samuel Barber (en)

      Mutations from Bach

    • Alban Berg (en)

      Violin Concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’

    • -- interval --

    • Richard Strauss (en)

      Metamorphosen

    • Claude Vivier (en)

      Lonely Child

    • Barbara Hannigan

      conductor

    • Aphrodite Patoulidou

      soprano

    • Vilde Frang

      violin

  • Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest
    Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest

    Thomas Adès and Stravinsky

    Adès conducts Stravinsky and Krausas, Gerstein plays Adès

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Veronika Krausas (en)

      Caryatids (Dutch premiere)

    • Thomas Adès (en)

      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

    • -- interval --

    • Thomas Adès (en)

      The Exterminating Angel Symphony

    • Igor Stravinsky (en)

      Symphony in three movements

    • Kirill Gerstein

      piano

    • Veronika Krausas

      composer

    • Thomas Adès

      conductor

    • Igor Stravinsky

      composer

  • Santtu Mathias-Rouvali (image: Marco Borggreve)
    Santtu Mathias-Rouvali (image: Marco Borggreve)

    Rouvali conducts Shostakovich

    Music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Omar Tomasoni plays Ennio Morricone

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Anna Thorvaldsdottir (en)

      Metacosmos (Dutch premiere)

    • Ennio Morricone (en)

      UT (trumpet concerto, Dutch premiere)

    • -- interval --

    • Dmitri Shostakovich (en)

      Symphony No. 15

    • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

      composer

    • Ennio Morricone

      composer

    • Dmitri Shostakovich

      composer

    • Santtu-Matias Rouvali

      conductor

    • Omar Tomasoni

      principal trumpet

  • Horizon concert 'Japanse impressies' onder leiding van dirigent Matthias Pintscher image: Renske Vrolijk
    Horizon concert 'Japanse impressies' onder leiding van dirigent Matthias Pintscher image: Renske Vrolijk

    Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin

    With dance puppetry. Baritone Thomas Oliemans sings Matthias Pintscher

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Nina Šenk (en)

      Concerto for Orchestra: delen I, II, III

    • Matthias Pintscher (en)

      Shirim (movement II and new movement, commission)

    • -- interval --

    • Béla Bartók (en)

      The Miraculous Mandarin

    • Nina Šenk

      composer

    • Matthias Pintscher

      composer

    • Béla Bartók

      composer

    • Matthias Pintscher

      conductor

    • Thomas Oliemans

      baritone

    • Netherlands Radio Choir

      choir

    • Duda Paiva Company

      dance and puppets

  • Portretfoto van dirigent en componist Tan Dun image: onbekend
    Portretfoto van dirigent en componist Tan Dun image: onbekend

    World Premiere Tan Dun

    Requiem for Nature with choir, soloists and mise-en-espace by Pierre Audi

    Gashouder (Westergasfabriek), Amsterdam

    • Tan Dun (en)

      Requiem for Nature

    • Tan Dun

      composer

    • Tan Dun

      conductor

    • Hasibagen

      singer, morin khuur

    • Zerenyangjin

    • Yining Chen

      pipa

    • Laurens Vocaal

      choir

    • Pierre Audi

      creative partner

  • Geanandrea Noseda is conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra (photo: Milagro Elstak)
    Geanandrea Noseda is conducting the Concertgebouw Orchestra (photo: Milagro Elstak)

    Italian sounds and ‘golden boy’ Klimt

    Gianandrea Noseda conducts Respighi, Dallapiccola and a world premiere

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Igor Stravinsky (en)

      Monumentum pro Gesualdo di Venosa ad CD annum

    • Luigi Dallapiccola (en)

      Partita

    • -- interval --

    • Bernd Richard Deutsch (en)

      Phantasma (commissioned work)

    • Ottorino Respighi (en)

      Metamorphoseon

    • Gianandrea Noseda

      conductor

    • Igor Stravinsky

      composer

    • Bernd Richard Deutsch

      composer

    • Ottorino Respighi

      composer

    • Lilian Farahani

      soprano

  • Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve
    Barbara Hannigan singing and conducting LUDWIG. Concertgebouw Amsterdam 4-12-2017 Photo: Marco Borggreve

    Barbara Hannigan conducts

    A touching programme centering around loss, mourning and metamorphosis

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Samuel Barber (en)

      Mutations from Bach

    • Alban Berg (en)

      Violin Concerto ‘Dem Andenken eines Engels’

    • -- interval --

    • Richard Strauss (en)

      Metamorphosen

    • Claude Vivier (en)

      Lonely Child

    • Barbara Hannigan

      conductor

    • Aphrodite Patoulidou

      soprano

    • Vilde Frang

      violin

  • Horizon concert 'Japanse impressies' onder leiding van dirigent Matthias Pintscher image: Renske Vrolijk
    Horizon concert 'Japanse impressies' onder leiding van dirigent Matthias Pintscher image: Renske Vrolijk

    Bartók’s Miraculous Mandarin

    With dance puppetry. Baritone Thomas Oliemans sings Matthias Pintscher

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Nina Šenk (en)

      Concerto for Orchestra: delen I, II, III

    • Matthias Pintscher (en)

      Shirim (movement II and new movement, commission)

    • -- interval --

    • Béla Bartók (en)

      The Miraculous Mandarin

    • Nina Šenk

      composer

    • Matthias Pintscher

      composer

    • Béla Bartók

      composer

    • Matthias Pintscher

      conductor

    • Thomas Oliemans

      baritone

    • Netherlands Radio Choir

      choir

    • Duda Paiva Company

      dance and puppets

  • Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest
    Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest

    Thomas Adès and Stravinsky

    Adès conducts Stravinsky and Krausas, Gerstein plays Adès

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Veronika Krausas (en)

      Caryatids (Dutch premiere)

    • Thomas Adès (en)

      Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

    • -- interval --

    • Thomas Adès (en)

      The Exterminating Angel Symphony

    • Igor Stravinsky (en)

      Symphony in three movements

    • Kirill Gerstein

      piano

    • Veronika Krausas

      composer

    • Thomas Adès

      conductor

    • Igor Stravinsky

      composer

  • Santtu Mathias-Rouvali (image: Marco Borggreve)
    Santtu Mathias-Rouvali (image: Marco Borggreve)

    Rouvali conducts Shostakovich

    Music by Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Omar Tomasoni plays Ennio Morricone

    Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam

    • Anna Thorvaldsdottir (en)

      Metacosmos (Dutch premiere)

    • Ennio Morricone (en)

      UT (trumpet concerto, Dutch premiere)

    • -- interval --

    • Dmitri Shostakovich (en)

      Symphony No. 15

    • Anna Thorvaldsdottir

      composer

    • Ennio Morricone

      composer

    • Dmitri Shostakovich

      composer

    • Santtu-Matias Rouvali

      conductor

    • Omar Tomasoni

      principal trumpet

  • Portretfoto van dirigent en componist Tan Dun image: onbekend
    Portretfoto van dirigent en componist Tan Dun image: onbekend

    World Premiere Tan Dun

    Requiem for Nature with choir, soloists and mise-en-espace by Pierre Audi

    Gashouder (Westergasfabriek), Amsterdam

    • Tan Dun (en)

      Requiem for Nature

    • Tan Dun

      composer

    • Tan Dun

      conductor

    • Hasibagen

      singer, morin khuur

    • Zerenyangjin

    • Yining Chen

      pipa

    • Laurens Vocaal

      choir

    • Pierre Audi

      creative partner