Mariss Jansons was chief conductor of orchestra from 2004 to 2015. Since relinquishing the post of chief conductor in 2015, Mariss Jansons has returned to the Concertgebouworkest each year. He had a close relationship with both the orchestra and its audience.
The programme is partly adapted for the occasion. Instead of Schubert’s Overture in the Italian style, the opening work of the concerts will be the famous Adagietto from Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. The rest of the programme will remain unchanged: Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with concertmaster Vesko Eschkenazy as soloist will be followed by Richard Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra, one of the ‘crown jewels’ on the repertoire of both Mariss Jansons and the Concertgebouworkest.