22 September 2016


Thomas Søndergård, conductor | Mayte Martín & Vanesa Aibar

Andalusia, melting pot

Tickets & ProgrammeExtra
September 2016 Thursday 21:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Joaquin Turina La Procesión del Rocío, op.9
Mayte Martín Acaríciame por dentro (ork. Florian Magnus Maier)
Mauricio Sotelo Muros de dolor ... III
Manuel de Falla El amor brujo: balletsuite (1924)

On the very first concert in the new Horizon Series, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is showcasing music from and about Andalusia under the direction of Thomas Søndergård with two leading performers in the flamenco world: singer Mayte Martín and dancer Vanesa Aibar.

For centuries, diverse peoples – including Romans, Arabs, Jews and gypsies – contributed to the rich culture of Andalusia. Andalusian folk music had a major influence on Manuel de Falla – whose ballet El amor brujo (Spellbound Love) contains fiery instrumental dances –, on Joaquín Turina, and on the contemporary Spanish composer Mauricio Sotelo.

In the new Horizon Series, which is replacing the AAA Thursday Series, the orchestra is adding new works to the symphonic repertoire, presenting them thematically alongside modern classics from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The concerts still kick off with a curtain-raiser, this particular evening hosted by the Flemish writer Stefan Brijs, who will be talking about Andalusia. The always exciting Entrée Late Night Café follows the concerts in this series.


Logo Flamenco Biënnale

Peripheral programming concert 22 September

Those attending this concert will receive the programme booklet free of charge at the door. Additional background information can be found in Preludium (Dutch), the programme magazine of the Concertgebouw and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.



before the concert

Main Hall, 8.15 p.m.

Prior to the concert, Stefan Brijs will be giving a lecture on the Andalusia melting pot theme.

Admission to the curtain-raiser is free with your concert ticket.

Late Night Café

after the concert

Concertgebouw, 10.30 p.m.

After this concert, the Entrée youth association is organising the Late Night Café.

Admission to the Late Night Café is free.