Pushing boundaries: Thursday concerts based on a current theme
This series is made up of adventurous concerts programmed around a theme of current relevance. Each concert is preceded by an innovative presentation and concludes with Entrée Late Night. This season features a sung ballet, a musical theatre performance at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam and a programme with Iberian overtones and projected images.
The Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest’s innovative Horizon Series introduces you to new worlds. These exciting, theme-based concerts are known for pushing boundaries and feature a special presentation in collaboration with a cultural partner, followed by the Entrée Late Night.
The Concertgebouworkest’s innovative Horizon Series introduces listeners to new worlds. These exciting, theme-based concerts are known for pushing boundaries and feature a special presentation in collaboration with a cultural partner, followed by the Entrée Late Night organised by the Entrée youth association.
Each season features three Horizon programmes. In 2019–20, two of these will be conducted by the leading British composer–conductor Thomas Adès. On 10 October, he will be leading the orchestra in works by Debussy, Poulenc, Barry and himself – all based on the theme of Treasures and Transgressions – in collaboration with Hermitage Amsterdam. On the concert given on 18 June, Adès will be conducting compositions by Liszt, Stravinsky and himself exploring the theme of Hell, Hades, Inferno.
On 30 January, conductor Santtu-Matias Rouvali will be making his first appearance with the orchestra, leading it in a commissioned work by the Dutch composer Theo Verbey alongside Stravinsky’s thrilling Oedipus rex; this programme, which focuses on the theme of Inexorable Fate: Oedipus is part of the Man and Myth Series.
A free programme guide full of background information will be available at the Concertgebouw on the day of each Horizon concert.
Regular: €118 ◆ Donors and Concert Friends (Concertvrienden): €103