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Concerts with Koopman and Bychkov to be streamed live

05 June 2020

The Concertgebouworkest has programmed two more concerts on 12 June and 19 June which it will be live-streaming from The Concertgebouw.

The Concertgebouworkest has programmed two more concerts which it will be live-streaming from The Concertgebouw. On Friday, 12 June, the orchestra will be performing an all-Baroque programme conducted by Ton Koopman and featuring recorder soloist Lucie Horsch, who has just won the Nederlandse Muziekprijs (Dutch Music Prize) and who will be making her first solo appearance with the Concertgebouworkest. On Friday, 19 June, Semyon Bychkov will be leading the orchestra in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5.

The live streams are available at www.concertgebouworkest.nl/live and on the orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The videos will remain online for a week.

The successful rehearsals the Concertgebouworkest has held starting from 25 May in due observance of the government restrictions in force have shown that the most effective arrangement is one in which the musicians are placed at least 1.75 m apart on the stage, which has been extended by several metres. On Wednesday, 3 June, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, conducted by Gustavo Gimeno, was streamed, whereas a first live stream featuring Dvorák’s Symphony No. 8, also conducted by Maestro Gimeno, will follow on Friday, 5 June.

Ton Koopman and Lucie Horsch

Ton Koopman will be leading the orchestra in works by Handel, Vivaldi and Bach on Friday, 12 June at 8.15 p.m. Recorder player Lucie Horsch will be appearing as soloist in Vivaldi’s Concerto for Recorder and Orchestra in C major, RV 433, a work which the orchestra has never performed before. The concerto will be preceded by Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks, and the concert concludes with Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068.

Tchaikovsky with Semyon Bychkov

On Friday, 19 June at 8.15 p.m., Semyon Bychkov will be leading the Concertgebouworkest in Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5, which was first performed in November 1888 – the same month in which the Concertgebouworkest itself gave its very first subscription concert.

Masterclass

The Concertgebouworkest is concluding the 2019–20 season with the Ammodo conducting masterclass, presided over by Iván Fischer, on 24, 25 and 26 June. As in 2017 and 2018, the masterclass will also be live-streamed.

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