Thomas Adès and Stravinsky

Adès conducts Stravinsky and Krausas, Gerstein plays Adès

Thomas Adès dirigeert zijn eigen werk 'These Premises are not alarmed' en Les fresques de 'Piera della Francesca' van Bohuslav Martinu. image: Renske Vrolijk/Concertgebouworkest
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A crazy ride full of unexpected turns, composed with Kirill Gerstein’s incredible virtuosity in mind. 

Concert programme

  • Veronika Krausas

    Caryatids (Dutch premiere)

  • Thomas Adès

    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra

  • -- interval --

  • Thomas Adès

    The Exterminating Angel Symphony

  • Igor Stravinsky

    Symphony in three movements

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About this concert

In his colourful music, the English composer–conductor Thomas Adès intertwines sounds from the past and present in a virtuoso manner. Adès gave a particularly strong first performance with the Concertgebouw Orchestra as a conductor in 2011, followed by collaborations in 2016 and 2019. Now he returns with his own Piano Concerto, a crazy ride full of unexpected turns, composed with Kirill Gerstein’s incredible virtuosity in mind. Adès has adapted excerpts from his opera The Exterminating Angel into a symphony in which an important role is reserved for the enticing waltzes of Johann Strauss.  

‘Each episode in the Symphony is linked in my imagination with a specific cinematographic impression of the war.’