Gioachino Rossini died 150 years ago. Members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra honor him in an intimate setting. Hopefully you can join them! Of course, the programme features music by the great opera composer himself – one of his six sonate a quattro for two violins, viola and double bass, which Rossini claimed to have written at the early age of twelve. Felix Mendelssohn went one better than him, though, composing his surprisingly mature String Quintet No. 1 at the age of ten. M
Rossini’s music lives on, even in Nicolò Paganini’s introduction and variations on a theme from his opera Mosè in Egitto, in which principal bassist Dominic Seldis will be playing the solo part, accompanied by a number of his fellow string players from the orchestra.
For fans of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Close-up concerts given in the Recital Hall provide a fantastic opportunity to get acquainted with individual musicians. In this concert series, they perform chamber music in small ensembles, allowing you to enjoy their unique musical personalities and abilities.