Opening Night

Festive season opener in Westerpark!

The Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates the new concert season in Westerpark with conductor Alain Altinoglu, clarinettist Martin Fröst, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and sunny music by Adams, Grieg and Bernstein. Despite a slightly rainy weather forecast, we still expect our concert to go ahead. Keep an eye on this website for up-to-date information.

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Opening Night
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The Concertgebouw Orchestra celebrates the new concert season in Westerpark with conductor Alain Altinoglu, clarinettist Martin Fröst, pianist Víkingur Ólafsson and sunny music by Adams, Grieg and Bernstein. Despite a slightly rainy weather forecast, we still expect our concert to go ahead. Keep an eye on this website for up-to-date information.

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Celebrate the opening of the new season with us!

Concert programme

  • John Adams

    Short Ride in a Fast Machine

  • Edvard Grieg

    Piano Concerto

  • diverse componisten

    Dance Mosaic

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

Performers

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About this concert

Just like last year when we celebrated the start of the season on Dam Square, the orchestra is once again looking forward to presenting itself on Opening Night at a special location in the city – Westerpark. This concert is supported by our global partners ING, Unilever and Booking.com.

The evening gets off to an energetic start with John Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine. The programme continues with Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, followed by a selection of dances for clarinet and orchestra, in which clarinet virtuoso Martin Fröst can truly shine. The evening concludes with Bernstein’s popular Symphonic Dances from West Side Story.

Under the direction of Alain Altinoglu, the orchestra is teaming up with clarinettist Martin Fröst – artist in residence this season – and the idiosyncratic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson.

Maria Fiselier will be presenting the event live, recorded in Westerpark for television broadcast on the AVROTROS network. The concert can be heard live on NPO Radio 4 and will be televised on NPO 2 at 10.15 p.m.

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