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 Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’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. Another integral part of Horizon is the fascinating lecture series at SPUI25 with chamber music performed by members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.
On 18 October, Cristian Macelaru will be conducting Kurt Weill’s sung ballet Die sieben Todsünden der Kleinbürger on a programme entitled The Seven Deadly Sins. It also features music from another social satire, Shostakovich’s The Nose, and the Dutch premiere of Karim Al-Zand’s Lamentation on the Disasters of War.
On the Horizon concert on 17 January based on the theme ‘Barcelona and Amsterdam 1919’, George Benjamin is conducting a colourful programme with Iberian overtones in collaboration with Museum Het Schip, the architecture and design museum dedicated to the Amsterdam School. This concert is an ode to the dawn, La Alborada, but also to the architecture of both the Amsterdam School and its Barcelona-based counterpart, Antoni Gaudí. The concert concludes with Ravel’s immensely popular Bolero.
On 4 April, Horizon is literally pushing the boundaries, when members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra will be taking to the stage at the Royal Theatre Carré in Amsterdam for a unique production, in collaboration with Toneelgroep Amsterdam, inspired by Thomas Mann’s classic novella Death in Venice.