16, 17 December 2020

Shostakovich

Valery Gergiev, conductor

Janine Jansen, artist in residence

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These concerts are 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 by one of the staff of the Concertgebouw. Please notice: You are required to bring a face mask and wear it when entering and moving through the Concertgebouw. This applies to everyone over the age of 13.
December 2020 Wednesday 19:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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December 2020 Thursday 19:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
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Anatoly Ljadov The enchanted lake
Dmitri Shostakovich Violin concerto No. 1

A highlight of this season featuring big names: star violinist Janine Jansen, artist in residence of the Concertgebouworkest, plays Shostakovich’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Valery Gergiev is conducting. The concert opens with Lyadov’s mystical and magical The Enchanted Lake.

Janine Jansen, artist in residence

Janine Jansen, artist in residence with the Concertgebouworkest, is performing Shostakovich’s First Violin Concerto, composed in 1948. It is an energetic yet unruly work which would never have made it past the harsh Soviet censors of the day. Accordingly, Shostakovich kept it under his hat until after Stalin had died. The work made a tremendous impression on audiences both in and outside the Soviet Union. The solo part demands both technical virtuosity and depth, two of Janine Jansen’s own trump cards. Plus with Valery Gergiev, the Russian conductor who is known for his passionate style, idiosyncratic vision and empathy, a twentieth-century Russian work is in very good hands.

Janine Jansen

Janine Jansen has been a very regular guest solist with the Concertgebouworkest since 2004. Performing with the Concertgebouworkest feels like a homecoming, says the Dutch violinist. This concert marks the beginning of her 2020-2021 residency with the orchestra.

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