Known for pushing boundaries, the concerts in the Horizon Series are all based on a current theme.
These theme-based concerts feature over an hour of innovative orchestral music, as well as a special presentation in collaboration with a cultural partner, followed by the Entrée Late Night.
Composer–conductor Peter Eötvös is exploring the universe with the orchestra in his brand-new work for orchestra, organ and Hammond organ. Equally cosmic works by his fellow countryman György Ligeti and the Canadian composer Claude Vivier complete this programme based on the Multiverse theme, with visualisation by Jaap Drupsteen in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam.
Composer–conductor Matthias Pintscher juxtaposes the Dutch premiere of his violin concerto Mar’eh with the refined timbres of Claude Debussy and Toru Takemitsu on a sensuous programme exploring Japanese Refinement. The presentation coincides with the Van Gogh and Japan exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum (on show from 23 March to 24 June 2018).
On a concert based on the theme of War and Peace, chief conductor Daniele Gatti conducts works from and about the Second World War by Karl Amadeus Hartmann, Arthur Honegger, the Dutch composer Henriëtte Bosmans and a commissioned work by the Frenchman Guillaume Connesson. The concert is being given in collaboration with the Dutch Resistance Museum.