16, 17, 19 February 2017

Debussy - Trois nocturnes

Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Haitink conducts Bruckner 7

Tickets & ProgrammeExtra
February 2017 Thursday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
February 2017 Friday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
February 2017 Sunday 14:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Claude Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Claude Debussy Trois nocturnes
Anton Bruckner Symphony No. 7

After leading the orchestra in Bruckner’s Eighth in 2013 – a ‘glorious Bruckner’, according to the Dutch daily NRC Handelsblad – honorary conductor Bernard Haitink now returns to conduct the Seventh Symphony. What’s so fascinating about Bruckner, Maestro Haitink once said, is his spirituality. Particularly in slow movements, Bruckner seems to transcend earthly things, seeking a more elevated reality. With his Seventh Symphony, the composer managed at long last to overcome the tremendous resistance to his music. Its compelling beauty was simply irresistible.

Debussy, too, went in search of other worlds in his music, and achieved completely different results. Juxtaposed with Bruckner’s monumental sound structures, Debussy’s Trois nocturnes are like clouds. Here Debussy succeeds in achieving his vision of ‘free, dynamic music with constantly shifting colours, forms and rhythms’.



before the concerts

Ticket holders attending the concert on 17 February are invited to dine in the Concertgebouw’s beautiful Mirror Hall before the performance. Guests can enjoy a three-course dinner, including an aperitif and drinks, from 6.15 p.m.

You can order dinners online when ordering your tickets. If you have already purchased tickets or a subscription, you can order dinners by phoning the Concertgebouw Line on +31 (0)900–6718345 (calls cost €1) or at the Concertgebouw box office.

Meals cost €57.50 per cover.


17 February

Noodle salad, Chinese beef “spicey China slaw”

Orientale pork, Thai dauphinoise, sweet and sour vegetable pickle, babi panang sauce

Exotic fruit salad, Malibu mousse, coconut crumb and chocolate

Coffee tea and sweetmeats

Diet requests

If you have questions concerning your diet, please call 06-57495890.