Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra finds guest conductors for concerts in January, February and March
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has found several eminent guest conductors to take the helm for the remainder of the current season. Bernard Haitink, François-Xavier Roth, Daniel Harding and Jaap van Zweden have agreed to take on the concerts in January, February and March, initially programmed with Daniele Gatti, without alterations.
On 24, 25 and 27 January 2019, Honorary Conductor Bernard Haitink will join the orchestra to lead Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 and Brahms’s Symphony No. 4. Haitink previously came to the orchestra’s aid on 29 August and 6 September, which resulted in highly acclaimed performances of Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.
French conductor François-Xavier Roth will conduct Richard Strauss’s Ein Heldenleben on 30 and 31 January 2019, preceded by Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 with soloist Pierre-Laurent Aimard, the orchestra’s artist in residence this season. On 1 February Maestro Roth will lead the Essentials concert performance of Ein Heldenleben.
Daniel Harding agreed to take on the various programmes on tour in the United States, from 9 to 15 February 2019. The RCO and Harding will visit Naples (Florida) on 9 and 10 February, in Chicago on 12 February, at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. on the 13th and at New York’s Carnegie Hall on 14 and 15 February. Pierre-Laurent Aimard is the soloist in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5.
On 6, 7 and 8 March Jaap van Zweden will conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in performances of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony. Van Zweden, who has recently started his first season as the New York Philharmonic’s Music Director, is a regular guest conductor at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. In May 2018 he conducted the RCO in Bruckner’s Symphony No. 8.
As announced previously, Dima Slobodeniouk and Philippe Herreweghe are leading the programmes of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in October and November 2018 without any alterations, both in Amsterdam and on tour.