15 December 2020

Concerts cancelled for audience

Close-up | Petra van der Heide

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These concerts are unplaced. Your seat will be designated by one of the staff of the Concertgebouw. Please notice: You are required to bring a face mask and wear it when entering and moving through the Concertgebouw. This applies to everyone over the age of 13.
December 2020 Tuesday 18:30
Recital Hall Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
December 2020 Tuesday 20:45
Recital Hall Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
César Franck Prelude, Fugue and Variation, op. 18 (arr. for 2 harps)
Gabriel Fauré Fantaisie for flute and harp
Camille Saint-Saëns Fantaisie pour Violon et Harpe
Gabriel Pierné Impromptu Caprice
Jean Cras Quintet for flute, harp and strings

In this Close-up concert, the harp takes centre stage. The orchestra’s principal harpist Petra van der Heide will be treating you to an intriguing programme visiting unexpected corners of her instruments. She is joined by five other Concertgebouworkest musicians.

Petra van der Heide portrait concert

On this Close-up concert, principal harpist Petra van der Heide shows off her instrument as a warm chamber music partner and an independent concert instrument. Van der Heide is sharing the stage with five of her Concertgebouworkest colleagues. In a colourful series of compositions, the harp constantly takes on a different character: romantic in Fauré’s Fantaisie for flute and harp, dreamy in Pierné’s Impromptu-caprice, virtuoso and versatile in Franck’s Prelude, Fugue and Variation in an arrangement featuring the orchestra’s newly appointed second harpist Anneleen Schuitemaker. Fairy-tale effects feature in Saint-Saëns’s Fantaisie for violin and harp. Finally, with his colourful and inventive Quintet, the musicians make an appeal for the French composer Jean Cras, whose music has wrongly fallen into oblivion.

Musicians of the Concertgebouworkest

For years, musicians of the Concertgebouworkest have been giving chamber music concerts in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up Series. These intimate concerts organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest present a unique opportunity to enjoy up close these outstanding musicians’ individual qualities in small ensembles.

Tickets are for sale through the website of Friends.

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