7 June 2020



Miroslav Petkov portrait concert

Tickets & Programme
In connection with the corona virus outbreak, the authorities announced a ban on events. For this reason, the concerts until July 1st unfortunately are cancelled.
June 2020 Sunday 14:15
Recital Hall Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Johann Sebastian Bach Badinerie
Johann Baptist Georg Neruda Horn Concerto
Aaron Copland Quiet City
György Ligeti Trio
Hans Werner Henze Sonatina
André Jolivet Concertino
Dimitar Bodurov nieuw werk gebaseerd op Bulgaarse volksmuziek

For years, musicians of the Concertgebouworkest have been giving chamber music concerts in the Recital Hall as part of the Close-up Series. These intimate concerts organised by the Friends of the Concertgebouw and the Concertgebouworkest present a unique opportunity to enjoy up close these outstanding musicians’ individual qualities in small ensembles.

Portrait concert: Miroslav Petkov

On his first portrait concert, the Concertgebouworkest’s principal trumpet player Miroslav Petkov is showcasing a number of unexpected aspects of his instrument. Together with several of his Concertgebouworkest colleagues and a few guest musicians, he will be taking you on a journey starting with the German Baroque master Bach all the way through to innovative folk music from his native Bulgaria. The first stop-over on the programme is Bohemia, where Jan Křtitel Jiří (who later Germanised his name to Johann Baptist Georg) Neruda composed a solo concerto around the middle of the eighteenth century, and which is now part of the standard trumpet repertoire. The American composer Aaron Copland’s Quiet City depicts the night hours of a city that never sleeps. Back in Europe, Petkov shows off all the different types of sounds his trumpet can produce in Hans Werner Henze’s virtuoso Sonatina and Jolivet’s jazzy Concertino.