13 October 2016

Wagner, Strauss, Gruber

Håkan Hardenberger, trumpet

Andris Nelsons conducts

Tickets & ProgrammeExtra
October 2016 Thursday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Richard Wagner Parsifal: Prelude
HK Gruber Aerial (trompetconcert)
Richard Strauss Death and transfiguration
Richard Strauss Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche

Since his first performance in Amsterdam in 2008, Andris Nelsons has become a very popular guest conductor, having returned annually to conduct the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

Nelsons now follows in the footsteps of Richard Strauss, who once led the Concertgebouw Orchestra in his early symphonic poems Tod und Verklärung and Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, which are polar opposites. Contrasting with the highly evocative adventures of a rebellious folk hero in the humorous and energetic Till Eulenspiegel is the profound philosophical programme on which Tod und Verklärung is based.

Trumpet virtuoso Håkan Hardenberger first appeared with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in 2012, performing trumpet concertos by Haydn and Turnage, also under Nelsons’s direction. He now returns with H.K. Gruber’s weird and wonderful Aerial.


before the concerts

Ticket holders attending the concert on 13 October are invited to dine in the Concertgebouw’s beautiful Mirror Hall before the performance. Guests can enjoy a three-course dinner, including an aperitif and drinks, from 6.15 p.m.

You can order dinners online when ordering your tickets. If you have already purchased tickets or a subscription, you can order dinners by phoning the Concertgebouw Line on +31 (0)900–6718345 (calls cost €1) or at the Concertgebouw box office.

Meals cost €57.50 per cover.