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Concertgebouworkest to stream Bach’s St Matthew Passion and other new programmes

03 March 2021

Starting on Friday 12 March, the Concertgebouworkest will stream four free new programmes via Facebook, YouTube and, including Bach’s St Matthew Passion on 27 March.

The Swiss conductor Philippe Jordan makes his debut with the Concertgebouworkest. Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 under Jordan’s direction will be streamed on Friday 12 March, Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht (Transfigured Night) on the Friday the 19th. Both streams start at 8 p.m. CET.

On Saturday, 27 March at 8 p.m. CET, the Concertgebouworkest will build on a long established tradition, performing Bach’s St Matthew Passion under the direction of Philippe Herreweghe. The vocal contributions will come from the Belgian conductor’s own Collegium Vocale Gent, the Netherlands National Children’s Choir and soloists Maximilian Schmitt (tenor: Evangelist), Florian Boesch (bass: Christ), Dorothee Mields (soprano), Alex Potter (counter tenor) and Krešimir Stražanac (bass).

This concert stream is made possible thanks to the generous support of the American Global Friends of the Concertgebouworkest.

A stream on Friday, 2 April, at 8 p.m. CEST showcases the brass players of the Concertgebouworkest performing Rameau’s Suite from ‘Platée’ (arranged by Steven Verhelst), Borodin’s Polowetser Dances from ‘Prince Igor’ (arranged by Georges Moreau), Mogens Andresen’s Three Norwegian Dances and the Turkish traditional Sultâni Yegâh Sirto arranged by Selim Doğru.