6, 7, 9 October 2016

Poulenc, Ravel, Roussel, Smit

Stéphane Denève, conductor

Arthur and Lucas Jussen

Tickets & ProgrammeExtra
October 2016 Thursday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
October 2016 Friday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
October 2016 Sunday 14:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Leo Smit Silhouetten
Francis Poulenc Concert voor 2 piano's en orkest in d
Albert Roussel Symfonie nr. 3 in g kl. t. op. 42
Maurice Ravel La valse

The Dutch daily Trouw hailed Arthur and Lucas Jussen’s first performance with the RCO in 2012 as ‘a brilliant debut’. At that time, the brothers were just nineteen and sixteen years old.

They now return with Francis Poulenc’s Concerto for Two Pianos and Orchestra, a colourful work full of surprises and nostalgia. A true twentieth-century classic, Ravel’s La valse, in which a lilting romantic waltz gradually turns into a nightmare, is a bittersweet, masterly composed farewell to the nineteenth century.

Though a less familiar work, Albert Roussel’s Symphony No. 3 is also considered a masterpiece.

The Dutch composer Leo Smit was the first composer to graduate with distinction in Amsterdam. In 1922, during his study, the conservatory's orchestra class premiered his Silhouetten. The Concertgebouw Orchestra performed it three years later.


before the concerts

Ticket holders attending the concert on 7 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.