Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

7, 8, 9, 11 February 2018

Piano Concerto

Tchaikovsky’s Manfred

Gavrylyuk plays Schumann

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February 2018 Wednesday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
February 2018 Thursday 20:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
February 2018 Friday 19:00
Parktheater, Heerlen
The Netherlands
past concert
February 2018 Sunday 14:15
Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Robert Schumann Piano Concerto
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Manfred Symphony

Alexander Gavrylyuk made his acclaimed first appearance with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in May 2010 performing Prokofiev’s Second Piano Concerto. He has since been invited to return to the orchestra several times to tackle other technically demanding piano concertos by Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev. The master pianist now turns his attention to Schumann’s only fully fledged piano concerto.

It took Schumann years to complete the work. But with its stormy outer movements and lyrical middle movement as the lifeblood of the work, it quickly grew to become one of the most popular piano concertos of all time.

Equally romantic is Tchaikovsky’s rarely heard Manfred Symphony. Basing his multi-movement symphony on a poem by Lord Byron, Tchaikovsky followed a trend started by Hector Berlioz. He had great difficulty slavishly following the literary programme, however. But like Tchaikovsky’s other symphonies, it did eventually become a very personal work full of warm melodies and passionate, changing moods.

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Dining

before the concerts

Ticket holders attending the concerts on 7 and 8 February are invited to dine in the Concertgebouw’s Mirror Hall at 6.15 p.m, before the performance. Subscription holders will receive information on how to order dinners in August.

Menu

7 and 8 February

Italian farmers paté, peperonata cream, artichoke dried ham salad, parmesan crumb


Beef shoulder braised in red wine with winter vegetables, fregula, red wine sauce and pesto


Tiramisu with coffee sauce


Coffee tea and sweet meats

Diet requests

If you have questions concerning your diet, please call +31(0)6-57495890.