20, 23 August 2020

World premiere JacobTV

François-Xavier Roth

Beethoven's ‘Eroica’

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On 20 August, we are welcoming those who have been of great value to the orchestra in recent months. As from 17 August, subscribers and donors may order tickets to the concert on 23 August at 7.00 p.m. We will be welcoming members of the Entrée youth association on 23 August at 9.15 p.m.
August 2020 Thursday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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August 2020 Sunday 19:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
August 2020 Sunday 21:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Jacob ter Veldhuis WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY? (opdrachtcompositie)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 3 'Eroica'

The Concertgebouworkest kicks off the 2020/2021 season with Beethoven’s astounding ‘Eroica’ Symphony and a brand new work specially composed for the orchestra by JacobTV (Jacob ter Veldhuis). The conductor is François-Xavier Roth.

Beethoven’s Third Symphony

Beethoven’s Third Symphony, also known as the ‘Eroica’ (heroic), would change the musical landscape forever. The work was unreservedly extreme for its time, full of unusual sounds and dramatic contrasts. Political upheavals in Europe set the stage. Beethoven had originally intended to dedicate this symphony to Napoleon, but scratched out his dedication when he realised the revolutionary folk hero was actually a power-hungry megalomaniac. In the hands of conductor François-Xavier Roth, lauded by critics as as a sound magician with immense empathy, this music truly comes to life.

World premiere JacobTV

JacobTV (Jacob ter Veldhuis) is one of the Netherlands’ most successful composers. His music, as innovative as it is accessible, and often based on current topics, reaches a wide international audience. In as early as 2005, the Concertgebouworkest first performed one of his works. Time to get reacquainted! What will JacobTV pull out of his hat in these strange times? ‘WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY? voices the spirit of the current times, it is a snapshot of a rapidly changing world’, says the composer.

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