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Concertgebouworkest to start 2021 with new concert programmes

08 January 2021

The Concertgebouworkest kicks off 2021 with four new concert programmes. One will be broadcast by music television channel Mezzo. This is followed by three concert streams via and the orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels.

On Saturday 16 January at 8.15 p.m. CET, Mezzo will broadcast a new programme under the direction of Gianandrea Noseda containing Dvořák’s late symphonic poem The Noon Witch, Liszt’s Piano Concert No. 2 with Yefim Bronfman as solost, and Kodály’s ‘Peacock’ Variations.

As from 22 January, the Concertgebouworkest will stream new programmes on three consecutive Fridays at 8 p.m. CET via and the orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The concert streams are introduced by a short interview conducted by principal bass player Dominic Seldis. Each programme will remain accessible via for a week after its initial stream.

The first stream, on Friday 22 January, is a programme under the baton of Myung-whun Chung. Sibelius’ Violin Concerto with concertmaster Liviu Prunaru as soloist is followed by Brahms’ Symphony No. 4. 

On Friday 29 January, the Concertgebouworkest will stream a programma conducted by Matthias Pintscher, which contains the Netherlands premiere of his songs from Solomon’s garden with baritone Georg Nigl as the soloist, followed by Ravel’s Ma mère l’Oye.

On Friday 5 February, musicians of the Concertgebouworkest will perform Mozart’s Serenade No. 10, ‘Gran Partita’, under the direction of Trevor Pinnock.