3, 4 December 2020

World premieres Swart and Kortekaas

Originally subscription H (3 dec), A (4 dec)

Dutch music now

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This concert is unplaced. You can indicate with your order whether you want to sit in the main hall, on the balcony or on stage. Your seat will be designated on the spot by one of the staff of the Concertgebouw.
December 2020 Thursday 19:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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December 2020 Thursday 21:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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December 2020 Friday 19:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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December 2020 Friday 21:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Louis Andriessen Tapdance
Celia Swart Reflection and Identity (commission, world premiere)
Bram Kortekaas new work (commission, world premiere)
Tristan Keuris Symfonie in D gr.t.

What does Dutch music sound like nowadays? Under the direction of Antony Hermus, the Concertgebouworkest is juxtaposing a playful work by the veteran Louis Andriessen and Tristan Keuris’ Symphony in D Major with newly commissioned works by young composers Celia Swart and Bram Kortekaas. The soloists are harpist Remy van Kesteren, percussionist Dominique Vleeshouwer and Flemish soprano Katrien Baerts.

Music by Dutch composers

Dutch composers have always been a large component of the Concertgebouworkest’s repertoire. Still, fifty years ago the rebellious ‘Nutcrackers’ criticised the orchestra’s programming. The young Dutch composer Bram Kortekaas based a newly commissioned work for the Concertgebouworkest and soprano Katrien Baerts on fragments from the heated historic debate from 1970. One of the ‘Nutcrackers’, Louis Andriessen, would become the Netherlands’ most important and influential living composer. In his playful Tapdance, award-winning Dominique Vleeshouwers is the soloist.

International acclaim

For years Tristan Keuris’ well-crafted traditional music was deemed ‘too conservative’; an innovator such as Andriessen would never have used a classic title such as Keuris’ Symphony in D Major. In the long run, Keuris garnered international acclaim. The contrast between innovation and tradition that dominated the music world until the 1990s is meaningless to Dutch composers nowadays. In her newly commissioned Reflections the versatile composer, musician and graphic designer Celia Swart closely collaborated with harpist Remy van Kesteren.

Performing Arts Fund NL

Celia Swart’s Reflections and Bram Kortekaas new work have been made possible with support of the Performing Arts Fund NL.

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