14, 15, 16 June 2017

Cristian Măcelaru, conductor

Strauss - Tod und Verklärung

Radu Lupu plays Mozart

Tickets & ProgrammeExtra
June 2017 Wednesday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2017 Thursday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2017 Friday 20:15
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24, KV 491
Richard Wagner Overture 'Tannhäuser'
Richard Strauss Death and transfiguration

Conductor Kirill Petrenko unfortunately has  had to cancel his concerts with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on 14, 15 and 16 June for health reasons.

The orchestra is very grateful to conductor Cristian Măcelaru for stepping in on such short notice. He will make his debut with the orchestra.

A concert with Radu Lupu, one of the leading pianists of our time, is always a very special experience. He has made numerous guest appearances with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, most recently in May 2015, when he performed Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto. He now returns with Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, one of only two minor-key concertos that Mozart composed.

After the intermission, Cristian Măcelaru conducts Richard Strauss's Death and Transfiguration. Strauss was only 25 when when he wrote this impressive symphonic poem in which he describes the death of an artist. In colourful, ingeniously orchestrated sounds, we hear how the artist goes through several stages, including a dreamy episode with happy memories from his childhood, brutally interrupted by the 'battle of life and death' in the here and now. In the end, the transfiguration is complete and the artist is free from earthy worries. This also happens to Tannhäuser, the singer in Wagner's opera who is torn between earthly and platonic love. His salvation comes after penance…



before the concerts

Ticket holders attending the concerts on 14 and 15 June 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.


14 and 15 June

Cold poched umami salmon, Asian cole slaw chili dressing

Chicken and basil rissole, tomato fondue, bulgur caramelised unions

Marinated forest fruits, vanilla sabayon

Coffee tea and sweet meats

Diet requests

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