Starting 5 February 2021, the Concertgebouworkest presents new concert streams on five consecutive Fridays via concertgebouworkest.nl and the orchestra’s Facebook and YouTube channels. The streams will start at 8 p.m. CET.
Following its premiere each video will remain accessible via concertgebouworkest.nl/en/watch-and-listen. Mozart serves as a theme connecting three programmes which are to be newly performed and recorded. Two programmes were performed and recorded in 2020.
On 5 February, fourteen musicians of the Concertgebouworkest perform Mozart’s Serenade No. 10, ‘Gran Partita’, K.361.
On 12 February, the orchestra will stream Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 under the baton of Semyon Bychkov, as performed on 19 June 2020.
Gustavo Dudamel visits the Concertgebouworkest for the first time in over seven years, conducting Mozart’s Magic Flute Overture and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with soprano Camilla Tilling. This programme will be streamed on 19 February.
On 26 February, Andrew Manze will lead the orchestra in an all-Mozart programme. Sylvia Huang, first violinist in the Concertgebouworkest, is the soloist in the Fourth Violin Concerto, K.218. This is followed by Symphony No. 41, ‘Jupiter’, K.551.
On 5 March the orchestra will stream an all-Gershwin programme under the baton of Alan Gilbert, which was performed and recorded on 11 September 2020. The flamboyant pianist Stefano Bollani is the soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. The orchestra also plays the Cuban Overture and the suite from Porgy and Bess, Catfish Row.
On 23 January, when a night-time curfew came into force in the Netherlands, the Concertgebouworkest introduced Stay in, stay tuned: brief chamber concerts streamed through Instagram Live every evening at 9 p.m. CET when curfew starts. These daily musical moments will continue as long as the curfew is in force. Stay in, stay tuned clearly hit a nerve: the announcement was immediately followed by much local and national media attention and hundreds of positive messages on social media. Within days the Concertgebouworchest’s Instagram account had gained 10,000 new followers.
The Concertgebouworkest is able to stream its concert programmes free of charge thanks to the generous support of donors and sponsors. Information about supporting the orchestra may be found at concertgebouworkest.nl/en/private-donations.